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Treatments For Eggshell Nails
Rusty nail: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Remove debris w tweezers. If material remains in wound – seek medical care. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know when you last had one or if the wound is dirty & it has been more than 5 years since last shot. ...Read more
Stepping on a nail: First of all, you need to consider your tetanus status. Stepping on a rusty nail is a tetanus prone wound. Depending on whether or not you've received a tetanus vaccine and when it was administered, you may require a tetanus booster shot and immunoglobulin injection. Evaluation by a podiatrist could be helpful to ensure the wound isn't infected. ...Read more
Nail diseases: I believe that Lamisil cream- trademark is somewhat effective for nail fungus. That is what i think you are referring to... But there are many nail diseases, including those due to heredity, trauma, bacteria, and autoimmune diseases, even lung diseases. Please consult a dermatologist regarding the proper diagnosis and treatment of your particular nall ailment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nail Laser: Treatments effective for fungal nails include cutera nail laser or similar laser. The use of a topical anti fungal such as formula 3 (20 percent effective) with finally use of the steri shoe for sterilization of shoe gear. The three treatments together is the most effective treatment with the safest parameters for patients. Lastly oral anti fungal can be used but can have serious liver side effect. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several treatments.: 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. Topical treatments are least effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any treatments or cures for dermatillomania? For me, i pick the skin around my finger nails, sometimes until it bleeds.
Yes.: Treatment for fungal nails is a challenge. Nothing works fast and the best results out there are only about 70% or so effective. Thicker nails are more difficult to treat. Topical medications are ineffective by themselves unless the nail is thin. Oral terbinafine is successful but has side effects. Laser is safe, but not covered by insurance. Successful treatment takes months to see results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have fungus under some of my toe nails. Are there alternative treatments (home) to get rid of it?
Maybe?: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there lazer treatments for repairing damaged toenail beds? I broke my toe four years ago and damaged the nailbed and the toe nail has never been able to grow all the way back.
There : There is no laser treatment available for repairing damaged toenail beds. Usually, a surgeon needs to remove the bony exostosis (bony fragment) underanth the nail bed in order to make the bone flat and allow for the nail bed to heal on top of it properly. It will definitely involve surgery but it can be repaired. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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