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Toe Hangnail Infection Treatment
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
I pulled a hangnail out of my big toe, it hurts a little a couple of days later. Could this just be due to the hangnail instead of infection?
Serious infection around my toe. I'm on treatment for psoriasis. Could the cause be the medics? I'm on soriatane (acitretin) 25 mg since 6 months now. Thank you
Seek treatment: Medication for psoriasis can weaken your immune system, leaving you open to infections that otherwise would be easy to fight. If you have a wound or an ingrown toenail, it is more likely that bacteria will enter at these sites and cause infections. Seek treatment and start antibiotics. A small infection in the toe with a weak immune system can become much worse if untreated. ...Read more
IN or ON: A simple superficial aspergillus infection on the big toe can be easily treated with dilute bleach soaks. ...Read more
Currently under treatment for toe fungal infection. When clears, should I discard the shoes I have been wearing?
Fungus: Unless you are using something to kill the fungus in your shoes (see your podiatrist), discard them now. Freezing does not kill fungus. Fungus forms a spore around itself when not in contact with the host and can survive outdoors — where it gets pretty cold — for up to 6 months. ...Read more
How can I treat my toe fungi infection? I tried an over-the-counter treatment but it didn't work, and now my toe nail has come off?
Keep in mind...: The fda has recently come out with a blanket statement that toenail fungus can not be cured. It is managed by a number of modalities, but it can always come back in the future. Topical medications (formula 3), laser therapy, surgical removal, homeopathic applications (tea tree oil). Talk to a podiatrist for what will be best and most effective for you. ...Read more
Toe nail infection came back two years after treatment, I want to solve the problem but am worried about drug resistance.
Would depend : On what the wound looked like. You would also want to know if just staph or mrsa.... And things of that nature. ...Read more
It's possible: If the IV antibiotic was not capable of eradicating the entire infection and/or if you picked up a new infection while you were recuperating from the other, it is possible to develop a bone infection that could potentially cause sepsis which could lead to death. This is true for all patients but especially for those who are immunocompromised with diseases like diabetes, kidney disease or cancers. ...Read more
Can athlete's foot lead to nail fungus infection? I have athlete's foot now and using treatment twice a day. My biggest fear is that it will cause ugly nail fungus. Is this possible or is that something completely different?
Athlete's foot/nail : The most common organism in athlete's foot is also the same because of nail fungus. It is very important that treatment begin as soon as possible to prevent the spread of the fungus to the nails. Nail fungus is much more difficult to treat. ...Read more
Diabetic Foot Treat: Do not try to treat a diabetic foot infection with home remedies without at least having a professional observing as the consequences of an unsuccessful treatment can mean hospitalization, amputation or overwhelming sepsis and death. There are over 4000+ wound care products that are available so even among professionals, opinions vary. Attention to underlying causes of the ulceration are paramount. ...Read more
Treat the problem: First of all, the ingrown portion of the nail must be removed or problem will not get better. If there is an infection, antibiotics are usually necessary. Soaking may also help. See podiatrist for proper treatment. ...Read more
I believed: Amisil oral is the gold standard. I use an off label pulsing regimen in place of the standard 90 consecutive day treatment. ...Read more
I was prescribed terbinafine for onychomycosis.removed my both toenail. After 4 months left foot toenail not cure.like pain and infection.any solution?
Try again...: It might be necessary to begin another round of a perhaps different, anti fungal medication. Removing the toenail, has the potential to cause thickening of the nail by damaging the nail root. If this is the case, the nail may slowly, if ever, return to its normal thickness. The thickness of the nail due to trauma or fungal infection is often hard to differentiate. A specialist is often needed. ...Read more
I have a yeast infection in my armpit and I have topical anti fungal creme for athletes foot. Can the creme cure my yeast infection in my armpit?
Not necessarily : Different fungal organisms cause infections in different parts of the body and different anti fungal medicines are used depending on where and which organisms. You should never use old medicine made for treating one thing to treat a different infection. Consult with your doctor to het a prescription for an appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Could the spray you use on athletes foot be used to cure another fungal infection such as thrush?
Can you use any anti fungal stuff on any fungal infection? For example: could the spray you use on athletes foot be used to cure another fungal infection such as thrush?
Severe infection: Warrants prompt medical evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Med Irritation: Sometimes topically yeast medications can be irritating to the skin. Try first applying yeast medication to skin and thin covering with layer of zinc oxide. The zinc helps sooth and heal the skin. I have also had some patients mix the zinc and yeast cream together prior to application. ...Read more
No: Pharmacist are not physicians, does not possess the medical training, diagnostic skills, or medical didactic knowledge, nor the necessary licensure to be able to diagnose, prescribed and medically treat for disease condition. However, there are clinical pharmacists who work alongside with physicians to make recommendation and monitor pharmacokinetic, antibiotic susceptibility and dose adjustments. ...Read more
And you will hurt everyone you love and live with by infecting them as well. In many countries you don't get to decide. You either take the treatment voluntarily or you get detained and kept in isolation.
This applies to open tuberculosis. If you have latent tuberculosis, it's a different story. Chances of death from latent TB are almost zero, unless it turns into the open form. ...Read more
Hydration. : For females maintenance water is 9 bottle waters per day. If you have an infection you will need an abtibiotic as well ...Read more
? Pharmacy clinic: Need antibiotics if UTI definite. Pharmacy clinics exist in many places & brief visit is inexpensive. Or call couple of primary care drs' offices & ask for price of minimal visit for patient with UTI who needs an antibiotic prescription and will pay cash. Almost all insurances only pay a reduced % of regular charge anyway. Good luck. ...Read more