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Treatment For Smashed Fingernail
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
A very small piece of metal got stuck bet my fingernail n nailbed skin. Wht is d possible treatment plan n wht kind of doctor shud I consult for t/t?
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
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?
Cyanosis can be a manifestation of a systemic diease
see your doctor. ...Read more
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.........?
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
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