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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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Lamisil: Antifungal.Get a more detailed answer ›
The best: Fungal nail treatment is oral terbinafine if no contraindication. All the topicals have a very small efficacy rate.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
Nail diseases: I believe that Lamisil (terbinafine) 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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: You can try tea tree oil, vick's vapo rub or duct tape. These are easy to buy over the counter.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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