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Toe nail injury -- nail attached, but nail bed exposed. What's the best treatment?

Toe nail injury -- nail attached, but nail bed exposed. What's the best treatment?

Bandaid and topical: The best treatment would be to get the wound assessed by a doctor. With that said if the there are no lacerations in the nail bed and the rest of the nail is attached firmly, no treatment would be necessary except for maybe a bandaid with topical antibiotic cream for a few days. If the nail is loose it may need to be taken off by a doctor or it may fall off on its own soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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Is there first aid treatment and care of toe laceration?

Is there first aid treatment and care of toe laceration?

Soap & water: Wash all cuts as soon as possible with soap and water, or at least flush with water if unable to wash, and remove any visible foreign bodies. Then cover with polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) (not neosporin!) & a bandage, bringing the wound as closely together as possible, and apply pressure if bleeding continues. If large/deep, over a joint, still bleeding, or difficulties beyond the wound, seek medical care. ...Read more

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What is the first aid treatment for a wrist injury?

What is the first aid treatment for a wrist injury?

Splint and ice: If you have injured your wrist you need to splint and ice the wrist then seek professional help from a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What's the best first aid treatment for a sprained ankle?

What's the best first aid treatment for a sprained ankle?

RICE: The old stand-by rice, rest-ice-compression-elevation, still works pretty well. If there is significant pain with weight bearing or any tenderness when pressing on your bones, you should see a doc and get an xray to make sure it is not fractured. ...Read more

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What's the usual first aid for shoulder injuries?

What's the usual first aid for shoulder injuries?

Ice.: Ice the shoulder 20 minutes at a time, 3-5 times per day. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, if you can. Use a sling for comfort, if you feel that you need support. ...Read more

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How long should the healing process take for a partial toe nail removal surgery?

How long should the healing process take for a partial toe nail removal surgery?

Healing times vary: Healing rates may vary from one patient to another depending on a variety of factors. Under normal circumstances, one should have significant decrease of pain and drainage after one week of the procedure. A delay in healing may result if a patient is immune compromised, individuals with poor circulation, diabetics, and people who do not follow through with the recommended post operative care. ...Read more

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Any tips for taking care of an ingrowing toe nail?

Depends on severity: This would depend on the severity, how long it has been a problem, and if it is infected. If this is mild and only been bothering you a week may resolve with soaking your foot in warm water. If there is pus you may want to see a doctor. A podiatrist (foot doctor) and some family medicine doctors can remove part of or all the nail if needed. ...Read more

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How long should the healing process take for partial toe nail removal surgery?

How long should the healing process take for partial toe nail removal surgery?

3 days: After a partial nail valuation the recovery is about 3 days. If you had a permanent procedure done it may take longer. ...Read more

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Toenail is disconnected from root and lifting at cuticle, after ingrown infection. Will I need the rest of the nail removed or will it fall off?

Toenail is disconnected from root and lifting at cuticle, after ingrown  infection. Will I need the rest of the nail removed or will it fall off?

It is: best to have the nail removed to allow growth of a healthy new nail HOWEVER this is the decision of a plastic (hand) specialist if you want the best result! My opinion only Hope it helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How effective is in relieving pain, the im nail removal after a tibial fibular ankle fracture?

How effective is in relieving pain, the im nail removal after a tibial fibular ankle fracture?

Might be ineffetive: Depends on where the pain currently is coming from. Frequently the tibial nail is combined with fibular plate where the fibula is broken. Check with your orthopod. ...Read more

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Can the vinegar method of healing a jammed finger work?

Can the vinegar method of healing a jammed finger work?

Not by itself: This kind of injury really should be seen at least by your family physician for possible imaging; you already know to elevate it, use cold, and tape it to the adjacent finger. Vinegar is a remarkably safe supplement and you can use it as an adjunct. ...Read more

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When can you take band aid off of puncture wound after spinal tap?

When can you take band aid off of puncture wound after spinal tap?

Remove a bandaid: I would give it about 12 hours and then remove it - there should NOT be any fluid or blood leaking once you remove the bandaid. IF so - you need to call whoever did the tap. Puncture wounds made with needles heal rapidly ...Read more

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Can a nail injury on plica semilunaris heal?

Can a nail injury on plica semilunaris heal?

Injury: I am assuming this is a fingernail-induced injury. If muscle and lacrimal canals have not been injured, then the wound ought to heal. However, i would suture this wound, to insure that the appropriate tissues coapt well. ...Read more

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First aid for sciatica?

First aid for sciatica?

Sciatica: Meds, exercise, physical therapy including mckenzie centralization techniques, traction, inversion table. Many things are used. ...Read more

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Can using a night splint be important in healing plantar fasciitis?

Can using a night splint be important in healing plantar fasciitis?

For those who: Complain of morning pain on the first few steps, it has been beneficial in my patient population. ...Read more

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How to treat a big toe after the nail fell off?

Depends: On how it fell off. If it was a sudden traumatic loss of nail, apply antibiotic ointment and a dressing, see podiatrist. If nailslowly separated from nail bed over a prolonged period of time, the nail bed probable toughened up and dried out. If this is case, keep clean and avoid excessive shoe pressure by avoiding tight shoes. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the skin remold around the toe after a removal of an ingrown toe nail?

How long does it take for the skin remold around the toe after a removal of an ingrown toe nail?

2-6 weeks: Depends on how the nail was removed and whether it was a temporary or permanent removal. Usually a temporary removal will hel in a couple of weeks. A permanent chemical procedure can take 1-2 months. Discuss with your doctor what you may expect. Dr l. ...Read more

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After a sprain, which ankle rehab exercises (done at home) will help prevent another sprain?

After a sprain, which ankle rehab exercises (done at home) will help prevent another sprain?

Proprioception: Id google for proprioception exercises. They are balance type exercises and will help more than anything for this type of injury. Strengthening and stretching will help as well. However, once the ligaments are sprained, they tend to heal in a stretched out position, and you are at risk for recurrent sprains. ...Read more

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Signs of an infection after toenail avulsion?

Signs of an infection after toenail avulsion?

Many: Not typical to have infection but signs would be extreme reddness, a yellow discharge or even green. Swelling around the edge of the nail bed with redness or streaking up the toe or foot would be signs. Hot to touch would be indicative of infection too. If in doubt, see your pcp or surgeon. May need an antibiotic. May be doing fine and you just need some reassurance. Nail it down! ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


First Aid (Definition)

First aid is initial medical care that an injured ...Read more