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What exactly is koilonychia? Is it a nail disorder?

What exactly is koilonychia? Is it a nail disorder?

Spoon nails: Certain anemias can cause your nails to flatten out and then the edges raise up a bit creating a spoon appearance. ...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 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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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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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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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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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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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

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

Sometimes: There are some treatments, which vary depending upon the underlying cause of twenty nail dystrophy (as it can be associated with skin conditions, such as psoriasis, lichen planus among others). ...Read more

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Can I make a treatment to cure nail infections/fungi?

Can I make a treatment to cure nail infections/fungi?

Yes: You can try tea tree oil, vick's vapo rub or duct tape. These are easy to buy over the counter. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a good anti fungal nail treatment?

Strong: Your antifungal treatment should be strong enough for the severity of your infection. A topical medication may be enough for a very mild infection if caught early. However, it may not be enough for a more severe infection. ...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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I have a fungal nail problem.I bought a fungal nail treatment pen from the chemist but I'm not seeing any improvement after 3 weeks.Should I see a dr?

Skip the topicals: With the exception of a few new prescription medication (Jublia, efinaconazole) topical treatments are not effective for onychomycosis (toenail fungus). This is because the fungus lives deep in the nail bed where topicals can't penetrate. The most effective treatment is a prolonged (3 months or more) course or an oral antifungal, I prescribe Laminal (terbinafine) most often since it's quite safe. ...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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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