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I have an infection in my toe because of a hangnail. Help?

I have an infection in my toe because of a hangnail. Help?

Get it treated.: Get it treated. Leaving an ingrown nail untreated could lead to the development of an abscess and possible underlying bone infection. Get it taken care of by a professional to avoid preventable complications. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Infection (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

Possibly: Can also be start of infection. Redness, drainage and swelling are indicative of infection. Try soaking and apply topical antibiotic. If this pain continues or if these symptoms appear, see Podiatrist. ...Read more

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Treatment for green toe infection?

Treatment for green toe infection?

See podiatrist: Do you mean the nail is green? This is likely fungus. If there is green drainage or pus this could be a pseudomonas infection that would require an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for fungal infection on the toes?

Is there an effective treatment for fungal infection on the toes?

Foot fungus: You could try a topical antifungal such as lotrimin or naftin (naftifine). If this is unsuccessful, an evaluation by a podiatrist could be helpful. ...Read more

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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

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

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Currently under treatment for toe fungal infection. When clears, should I discard the shoes I have been wearing?

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

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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?

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

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Feet infection/eczema/athletes foot, treatment?

Feet infection/eczema/athletes foot, treatment?

Since all three: Have different treatments it would be wise to get an accurate diagnosis which a foot doctor or dermatologist should be able to help you with. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a staph infection on my foot?

What is the best treatment for a staph infection on my foot?

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

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Can you die of a small bone infection in the foot even after IV treatment?

Can you die of a small bone infection in the foot even after IV treatment?

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

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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

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What are alternative treatments for diabetic foot infections?

What are alternative treatments for diabetic foot infections?

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

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What can I do to cure a toe nail infection?

What can I do to cure a toe nail infection?

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

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What is the best cure for nail fungus infection toe nail? That actually works. Please help

What is the best cure for nail fungus infection toe nail? That actually works. Please help

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

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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

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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?

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?

Maybe: If the cream covers for yeast it may work if indeed you have a yeast infection in your armpit. Read the package insert to see what the cream is effective for. ...Read more

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Can foot powder cure a fungal infection on top of the breast?

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

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Could the spray you use on athletes foot be used to cure another fungal infection such as thrush?

Could the spray you use on athletes foot be used to cure another fungal infection such as thrush?

No: Thrush, by definition involved mucus membrane and topical preparations meant for use on skin should not be used on mucus membranes. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: Please do not spray any antifungal medications into your mouth meant for athlete's foot. The general prescription by physicians is Nystatin swish-and-swallow for thrush. Please see your physician for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do for a hangnail infection?

What can I do for a hangnail infection?

See below: Soak the nail in warm water with liquid dish washing detergent. Trim back the piece of nail and cover with antiseptic and bandaid.
If continues see a doctor for possible antibiotics for the infection. ...Read more

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I have a question about yeast infection: when to insert treatment?

I have a question about yeast infection: when to insert treatment?

Treatment can be: Started right away. Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin; mycelex. ...Read more

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What should I do if my yeast infection treatment causing irritation?

What should I do if my yeast infection treatment causing irritation?

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

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Hi doc can I get treatment from the pharmacist for my urine infection?

Hi doc can I get treatment from the pharmacist for my urine infection?

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

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Will mycobacterium tuberculosis infection kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will mycobacterium tuberculosis infection kill me if I don't get treatment?

Yes: 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

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I had a yeast infection and had a 3-day treatment but i still feel some itchiness?

I had a yeast infection and had a 3-day treatment but i still feel some itchiness?

Maybe something else: Lingering itch is not too unusual, but it may be dermatitis or chafing. Topical creams may take a week. Give it a bit more time, then consider using some hc cream for only a couple days to treat lingering irritation (not long term!). ...Read more

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For treatment of kidney infections how many litres of water can I atleast take daily.

For treatment of kidney infections how many litres of water can I atleast take daily.

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

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I need treatment for a urinary tract infection. I have no health insurance. What can I do?

I need treatment for a urinary tract infection. I have no health insurance. What can I do?

? 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

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more