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What causes rippled fingernails? And what is the appropriate treatment?

What causes rippled fingernails? And what is the appropriate treatment?

Rippled nails: Nails can reflecta possible systemic illness rippled nails can be found with psoriasis, fungal infections, anemia and lack of calcium in the diet. Treatment may be varied according to the cause. ...Read more

Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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Fingernail fungal treatment?

Fingernail fungal treatment?

Antifungal: Usually need an oral therapy such as laminal. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest treatment for fingernail removal?

Surgical: Nail plate removal is done under digital block with local anesthesia. If only the nail is removed the nail will grow back in a few months time. If complete destruction of the nail is desired, than ablation of the germinal matrix, the nail producing tissue, is also performed. ...Read more

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Has any one heard of leucatin use in treatment of fingernail fungus?

Has any one heard of leucatin use in treatment of fingernail fungus?

Yes: Leucatin does not work for fungus nails. The fda has filed charges against the company that produces leucatin. ...Read more

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I have a badly ingrown fingernail that is causing me a lot of pain. Home treatment is not working so what type of dr do I see to have it cut out?

I have a badly ingrown fingernail that is causing me a lot of pain. Home treatment is not working so what type of dr do I see to have it cut out?

Any reputable: Urgent care center with a physician or the "fast track" area of your local ed. Keep in mind that if it is not abscessed you may only receive analgesics and antibiotics which many times are successful. Trust the physician examing you as the least invasive option that works is the best. ...Read more

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Scratched inner lower eyelid with my fingernail. Any treatment I should use? It's not very large or bleeding, just a bit red.

Scratched inner lower eyelid with my fingernail. Any treatment I should use? It's not very large or bleeding, just a bit red.

Eyelid Scratch: For a minor scratch like this I would do nothing except watchful waiting. If the pain increases, you start having drainage or visual changes then I would go see my doctor. This should heal quickly on its own. ...Read more

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Fungal finger nail infection. Don't want to take oral fungal med as my liver enzymes are high n I take other meds. Any other treatment methods?

Fungal finger nail infection. Don't want to take oral fungal med as my liver enzymes are high n I take other meds. Any other treatment methods?

Depends: No great treatments. Even the best pill (terbinafine) has about a 76% cure rate. It can cause elevated liver enzymes to but a little less commonly. Depending on your liver tests, have a discussion with your doctor about the risks versus benefits of treating. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

Cyanosis: Cyanosis can be a manifestation of a systemic diease
see your doctor. ...Read more

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What treatment or ointment is appropriate for fungus under a finger nail?

What treatment or ointment is appropriate for fungus under a finger nail?

Many...: Topical solutions, oral medications, laser treatments, surgical removal, homeopathic remedies, etc. The most used treatment is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets once daily for 90 days. The most used topical solution is formula 3 (by tatra medical)see a doctor for what may be best for your specific needs and expectations. ...Read more

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What is the cause and treatment for finger nail pitting?

What is the cause and treatment for finger nail pitting?

Several causes: Fingernail pitting can be caused by a variety of skin conditions. It represents parakeratosis in the nail matrix area. This can be caused by inflammatory conditions like psoriasis most commonly. ...Read more

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I have nail pitting on my finger nail and I google and found out it is call psoriasis. May I know what are the treatment to cure it.

I have nail pitting on my finger nail and I google and found out it is call psoriasis. May I know what are the treatment to cure it.

Pitting: Not necessarily psoriasis -- other posssibilty can be trauma (injury to the nail)
if all/many nails are involved, could be more likely a systemic process as psoriasis or eczema. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments or cures for dermatillomania? For me, I pick the skin around my finger nails, sometimes until it bleeds.

Are there any treatments or cures for dermatillomania? For me, I pick the skin around my finger nails, sometimes until it bleeds.

Picking: Skin picking is a difficult but treatable condition. There are several cognitive behavioral treatment strategies to try. Consult a behavioral specialist or go to trich. Org website to get more info. ...Read more

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2 out of my 10 fingernails won't grow they break and peel, reason and cure please?

2 out of my 10 fingernails won't grow they break and peel, reason and cure please?

See specialist: See the specialist -- the Dermatologist -- for examination and treatment options. Your nails are epidermal in nature under the nail plate which is keratin. There are a number of reasons why you might be having trouble with your nails. Require examination and possible testing to determine the cause or causes. Get the appointment and get well. Good LUck. ...Read more

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What's a remedy to cure fingernails from cracking and breaking off?

Find the reason: To help you have to have work up to see why your nail cracking, this a sign not the disease. ...Read more

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Can listerine to cure fingernail fungus?

Can listerine to cure fingernail fungus?

Old wives tail: Minimal chance of it working. There are a lot better treatment options. See you doctor. ...Read more

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What's a natural cure fix 4 brittle fingernails?

What's a natural cure fix 4 brittle fingernails?

First...: ...Make sure there is no underlying internal cause, such as an under- or over-active thyroid. Then, keep your hands away from soap and water and harsh chemicals as much as possible. Take biotin (one of the b vitamins), about 5000 units per day. Eat a healthy diet. That's about as natural as it gets. ...Read more

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I've gone thru 2 rounds of Lamisil (terbinafine) orally 250mg to cure fingernail fungus in 3 of my fingernails. It got better. Now it came back worse. What to do?

I've gone thru 2 rounds of Lamisil (terbinafine) orally 250mg to cure fingernail fungus in 3 of my fingernails. It got better. Now it came back worse. What to do?

Define rounds: Some doctors prescribe Lamisil (terbinafine) for 90 days straight, others pulse dose the medicine i.E you take it one day for a week and then stop for 3 months and repeat 2 more times. When you say rounds was that 2 full treatments or 2/3rds of a treament? That would make a difference. Keep in mind it doesn;t always work and fungus can be recalcitrant and come back. ...Read more

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What is the best cure hole in finger nail?

What is the best cure hole in finger nail?

None needed: A hole in the fingernail does not generally require any treatment other than the tincture of time in order to allow it to grow out. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure fungus on finger nails?

What is a good way to cure fungus on finger nails?

See a dermatologist.: Persistent nail fungus on the fingers will probably not resolve on its own. Topical antifungals may be helpful, but you may need oral medications which require a prescription and blood work. Laser therapy is another treatment option but not all doctors offer this. ...Read more

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I have infection on side of my finger nail hurts alot swollen and kinda green what to do? Who can cure it

I have infection on side of my finger nail hurts alot swollen and kinda green what to do? Who can cure it

Abscess? Herpes?: Usually this is a bacterial infection (eg staph or strep) starting in a hangnail. But could be herpetic whitlow, finger infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV1 or HSV2), usually at same time as new oral or genital herpes, but sometimes by itself. See a doctor right away. Bacterial infection may need pus drained and/or an antibiotic, and herpes needs prompt diagnosis and antiviral treatment. ...Read more

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Nail fungus on finger nail it does not cure since 4years. I had many medication. Thank u?

Nail fungus on finger nail it does not cure since 4years. I had many medication. Thank u?

Details matter: Are you quite sure it is fungus and not something else? There are several other nail abnormalities. If it really is fungus, is it T. Rubrum, or is it a yeast? Fungus of finger nail responds to terbinafine, 1 pill a day for 6 weeks. A normal fingernail is seen 6 months later. ...Read more

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I find some white spots in my finger nails. Is it harmful? How to cure it? Thx

I find some white spots in my finger nails. Is it harmful? How to cure it? Thx

Generally no: White nail spots, or leukonychia, are generally harmless spots that arise most commonly from trauma to the nail matrix (where nail grows from). They are very common and the spots grow out with the nail and are eventually lost. That being said, some systemic conditions may cause nail discoloration, in particular liver or kidney disease. If u haven't seen a doctor in some time, maybe you should now. ...Read more

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Got fractured in phanges before 2 month in little. Finger now my finger nail side swallen and bone bent how to cure?

Got fractured in phanges before 2 month in little. Finger now my finger nail side swallen and bone bent how to cure?

Be seen: I would definitely be seen for an exam and follow up X-ray to make sure it is healing in good alugnment. If it is not, because it is 2 months out, it may need to be"rebroken" and fixed in a straightened position. ...Read more

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How would I cure or heal dark finger nails that's not a fungus according to the dermatologist that gave me a medicine called nuvail that's not working?

How would I cure or heal dark finger nails that's not a fungus according to the dermatologist that gave me a medicine called nuvail that's not working?

Dark Nails: Treatment of the darkened nails will depend on what's causing the discoloration in the first place. It's helpful to know what other symptoms you may have and what medications you are taking. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure my dark finger nails which I was told that it was not a nail fungus just genics from a derma.........?

What can I do to cure my dark finger nails which I was told that it was not a nail fungus just genics from a derma.........?

Not much: Toenails and fingernails that are darkened due to genetics are pretty much going to stay that way. Not much can be done to lighten them. Make sure you don't have fungus. Some people have tried laser therapy but results are minimal. ...Read more

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How can I cure finger nail fungus of the right hand? Ichecked on the internet, but it only speaks of possiblecures for toenail fungus. Are there any home remedies for it?

How can I cure finger nail fungus of the right hand? Ichecked on the internet, but it only speaks of possiblecures for toenail fungus. Are there any home remedies for it?

Not particularly: There are many purported home remedies but a fungal nail infeciton requires oral anti-fungal medication. First you need a proper diagnosis and then treatment. The teatment for finger nail fungus is the same as toe nail fungus only shorter. Many things mimic nail fungus and is not fungus. Bacterial infections can do this. See a dermatologist and get a proper diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have a severe case of toenail fungus on at least 9 out of 10toes and it may be starting to infect my fingernails. My orthopedic surgeon, who recently did surgery on my foot, would be willing to make a referral on treatment beingmedically necessary. What

Your first "step": (if it wasn't already one) is to have the nails cultured. Not all thick, discolored nails are fungal, and while it's possible for it to spread to fingernails, it's very uncommon. There are a number of dermatological conditions that can cause nails to change, including psoriasis (which has an associated arthritis). Get diagnosed before starting any treatment. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't take cvid treatment?

What happens if you don't take cvid treatment?

Increased infections: If your are taking ivig, stopping it may increase the frequency and severity of infections. However, people with mild cvid and good antibody production may do fine the life-style changes (good rest and nutrition) only. Be sure to get a flu shot. ...Read more