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Toe 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
Serious infection around my toe. Im on treatment for psoriasis. Could the cause be the medics? Im 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toe nail infection came back two years after treatment, i want to solve the problem but am worried about drug resistance.
IN or ON: A simple superficial aspergillus infection on the big toe can be easily treated with dilute bleach soaks. ...Read more
Severe infection: warrants prompt medical evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
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