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What is the cause of vertical ridges of finger nails leading to vertical split of nail? Any treatment?

What is the cause of vertical ridges of finger nails leading to vertical split of nail? Any treatment?

Normal: As people age it is normal to get vertical ridgesand splitting of the nails. Some people believe that if you use a moisturizer around the cuticles this will help. ...Read more

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Lack of lunula and discoloration of proximal side of nails?

Lack of lunula and discoloration of proximal side of nails?

Not a concern: Unless this is associated with nailbed discoloration or pigmentation. In some instances, it may be an indication of vitamin deficiency such as vitamn b12, c, and d as well as hypothyroidism, anemia, iron deficiency or associated hypoxemic states with congenital heart disease. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the cause of appearance of fused ear lobes in some persons against the progression of evolution?

Please help! what is the cause of appearance of fused ear lobes in some persons against the progression of evolution?

That's silly: Evolution doesn't proceed in any particular direction. This is such a basic misunderstanding that if you heard it from a biology instructor, you should report that individual to their supervisor. It's the natural tendency of living things to differ from one another, more or less randomly. Please, to be literate in the 21st century, get a good book to understand basic biology. ...Read more

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Why numbness of the feet could result as one of the chronic complications of uncontrolled hyperglycemia?

Why numbness of the feet could result as one of the chronic complications of uncontrolled hyperglycemia?

Diabetic neuropathy: High uncontrolled blood sugars cause damage to the micro vasculature to the nerves. This decreased blood flow to the nerves damages them causing the sensation of numbness and tingling. As the damage worsens you get chronic pain in the nerve distribution. ...Read more

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Is neurogenic bladder a side effect of bortizomib in the treatment of of multiple myeloma ?

Is neurogenic bladder a side effect of bortizomib in the treatment of of multiple myeloma ?

Possible: Bortezomib, the proteosome inhibitor is licensed for use in multiple myeloma. It has also been used to treat antibody mediated transplant rejection. One side effect is peripheral neruopathy--about 10% of patients. One can speculate that the same mechanism can cause either a failure to emtpy or some urgency of urination. You would need a formal urodynamic assessment to determine this. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of disalignment of C3 and c4?

What is the treatment of disalignment of C3 and c4?

Depends on symptoms: Traumatic or degenertive? Treating image abnormalities is not the same as relieving symptoms degenertive cervical spondyloolisthesis is frquently asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Multiple sclerosis -- is there loss of use of hands?

Multiple sclerosis -- is there loss of use of hands?

Multiple sclerosis: Inflamation attack on myelin covering nerves can attack any group of neuron so could give motor problems like loss of use of limbs. ...Read more

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What's the duration of the treatment of moderate cases of ocd?

What's the duration of the treatment of  moderate cases of ocd?

Variable: Depends on endpoint and what type of treatment you are referring to. Behavioral therapy is very effective for ocd often in addition to medication. The duration of treatment is based on individual response to treatment program. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of loss of lordosis?

What are the symptoms of loss of lordosis?

Discomfort: Lordosis occurs naturally in the cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) spine. Loss of lordosis is accompanied by symptoms of discomfort or pain. It can also result in disurpted alignement of other structures resulting in pain and discomfort in other places. ...Read more

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What are the levels of severity of scoliosis?

What are the levels of severity of scoliosis?

3 generally used: Mild, moderate and severe are terms generally used to describe this deformity with curves over 50 to 60 degrees entering the severe range while under 25 -30 degrees are mild with moderate are in between. ...Read more

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What are some of the treatments, causes, symptoms for deformity of the bone or tend?

What are some of the treatments, causes, symptoms for deformity of the bone or tend?

Deformity of bones: Depends. Please supply a lot more information concerning your question, to help you with a more informed answer. ...Read more

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What dosage of Selenium is effective toward slowing the speed of HIV disease progression?

What dosage of Selenium is effective toward slowing the speed of HIV disease progression?

Adjunct only: In spite of what anybody else may tell you, Jason, I found only one paper in the past fifteen years that offers any support whatever to this idea; it was in an obscure Communist Chinese journal and merely suggests supplementing this population (which has historically been deficient anyway) helps general immunity. Don't bet your life on vitamins. We have mainstream Rx that works. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes multiple sclerosis and loss of use of hands?

What causes multiple sclerosis and loss of use of hands?

Cause not known: The cause/etiology of MS has not been elucidated. The damage in MS is due to demyelenation of nerve fibers in the central nervous system. It is like losing the insulation on electrical wires and nerve impulses do not travel normally. Depending on the location of the lesions a person may lose the use of hands. Lesions affect legs more than arms. ...Read more

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Multiple sclerosis cause loss of use of hands?

Multiple sclerosis cause loss of use of hands?

It can: Lesions of MS are present at multiple locations in the brain and spinal cord. Depending on the anatomic location of the lesions, a person could lose the use of hands. Legs are generally affected more than arms. ...Read more

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Which form of hair removal has the highest risk of causing ingrown hairs?

Which form of hair removal has the highest risk of causing ingrown hairs?

Ingrown hairs: I believe tweezing, waxing and shaving can be associated with ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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What type of food may increase the size of pro state?

What type of food may increase the size of pro state?

None of them: Your prostate gland's size won't vary with your diet. There's a "pop" claim that milk is a risk factor for prostate cancer but the results of studies are wildly inconsistent and i'd ignore them -- the claim was popularized by some militants. ...Read more

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Did pregnancy have a role in the progress of scoliosis? What are the treatments of 21 degree curve?

Unlikely: A 21 degree curve in a 21 year old female is considered a stable curve as long as it is idiopathic. While pregnancy does cause some ligamentous laxity, it would not cause a significant change in your scoliosis. In your age group, the only recommended treatment are staying physically fit and having a regular non-balistic work out routine. For a stable curve of this degree, we do not rec any surg. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for stepping on a rusty nail?

What is the best treatment for stepping on a rusty nail?

Clean/ tetanus: Medical assessment. The wound should be cleansed and dried. Antibiotics are some times needed as well as tetanus shot if it has been more than 10 years since your last one. Dirty puncture wounds have significant risk for infection. ...Read more

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Hi, My nails have been starting to get white lines on it, what can I use to make them disappear, Is there a treatment?

Hi, My nails have been starting to get white lines on it, what can I use to make them disappear, Is there a treatment?

Anaemia and Fungusin: Maybe Irondeficiency aneamia.Can also be fungusinfection.
You need to consult dr for full bloodcount bloodtest and examination ...Read more

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What is the treatment for warts around nails?

What is the treatment for warts around nails?

Various: Warts are viruses and, although dermatologists use various treatments on them, such as liquid nitrogen, salicylic acid, canthacur, etc., there is no guarantee that the virus will respond to any destructive method. There is a prescription anti-viral cream that is usually effective called imiquimod, but it is expensive. ...Read more

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Which treatment should I do for my toe nail?

Which treatment should I do for my toe nail?

Podiatry evaluation: You did not indicate what was wrong with your toe nail. Podiatrists are the toe nail professionals. Encourage you to see your podiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for nail psoriasis?

Is there any treatment for nail psoriasis?

Yes: The best treatment is to discontinue tobacco use as that makes psoriasis worse. Biologics such as enbrel, humira, strattera (atomoxetine) can be very effective. ...Read more

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What is the best available scholl fungal nail treatment?

What is the best available scholl fungal nail treatment?

The best : Fungal nail treatment is oral terbinafine if no contraindication. All the topicals have a very small efficacy rate. ...Read more

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The skin near my thumb nail is always cut and doesn't heal, is there any treatment for that?

The skin near my thumb nail is always cut and doesn't heal, is there any treatment for that?

Dry skin cracks: If your skin is dry, thickened, flaky, calloused and/or cracked then gently cleanse your skin before bed. Apply vaseline in a thick layer to your hands. Cover your hands with clean socks to avoid spreading vaseline. Your skin should be better after a week of this intense moisture treatment. If not, you might have a skin infection. ...Read more

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My toe nail is broken and discoloured . What is the treatment?

My toe nail is broken and discoloured . What is the treatment?

See the podiatrist: Have a podiatrist check it in order to make sure the broken toenail did not damage the bed as well. ...Read more

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I think I have an ingrown toe nail. What is the best treatment for this?

I think I have an ingrown toe nail. What is the best treatment for this?

Removal, antibiotics: If your ingrown nail is infected, you'll likely need antibiotics, and possibly a nail procedure. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary (you're numbed up for this, don't worry!). While waiting to see your doctor, soak the toe 10 min/day in luke warm water and epsom salts, use a small amount of topical antibiotic ointment, and cover with a bandaid. ...Read more

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Treatment for toe nail fungus?

Treatment for toe nail fungus?

Nail fungus treatmen: I ususally outline the following options for my patinets: topical creams topical antifungal nail polish removal of nail oral antifungals (some risk of liver concerns) laser nail treatment. Talk with your podiatrist about these options to see which is best for you. ...Read more

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With blood under nail what are my treatment options?

With blood under nail what are my treatment options?

Drainage: A partial nail removal or drilling a hole in nail to allow blood to drain out. This will release pressure and i, prove appearance. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best laser nail fungal treatment?

Can you tell me what is the best laser nail fungal treatment?

See a dermatologist: First confirm the diagnosis. The most effective treatment is oral terbinafine. Now costs $10 and is about 60% effective. Usually no side effects or risks. Do not take it if you have active hepatitis. Laser costs over $1000, not covered by insurance, and works about 20% of the time. Either way, it takes a year to grow a new toenail, 6 months for a fingernail. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the nail fungal laser removal treatment?

Can you tell me about the nail fungal laser removal treatment?

Medical: First it is the practice of medicine so go to a physician or podiatrist. Second it is a laser that requires multiple shots on each nail. Around 200 great toe then total of 300 on the rest of that foot. Results take about a year, repeat treaments may be needed and your daily shoes should be decontaminated from the fungus residing in them ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for a person with twenty nail dystrophy? I've had it for 5-6 years now. It was worst at first now it is better than before

Time and DermaNail: Twenty nail dystrophy is characterized by excessive ridging, with longitudinal streaks, and discoloration. The nails very slowly return to normal. It is most often seen in young people. Summers labs makes a product called dermnail nail conditioner which may help improve the appearance of your nails. Probably wise to visit a dermatologist to make sure the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

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Topical fungus nail treatment that is effective for toenails?

Topical fungus nail treatment that is effective for toenails?

Sometimes. : The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. I've seen vaporub work, as well as other natural oil remedies, but rarely. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them. ...Read more

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What is the topical fungus nail treatment that works best for toenails?

What is the topical fungus nail treatment that works best for toenails?

Topical meds: At this time don't work all that well. Of course if the fungus is not to bad you have a shot at it. The ones currently on the market work about 10% of the time. I believe there are 2 new ones that are about to come out that are claiming higher efficacy rates. ...Read more

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Is there a clear top treatment for nail fungus? What is it?

Is there a clear top treatment for nail fungus? What is it?

Variety of options : Topical or oral medication can help. Visit a local podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. Importance of prevention is big as well. Antifungal powders, sprays & changing socks are important. ...Read more

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