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What do I do if I have an ingrown toenial?

What do I do if I have an ingrown toenial?

Paronychia: I have not found home remedies to be particularly effective in small infections at the nail/skin interface. Unless you know how to open the cuticle and drain the pus, my advice is to skip the home remedies and see a physician who understands the problem and can drain the abscess. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have an ingrown toenail :( infected. What do I do?

What do you suggest if I have an ingrown toenail :( infected. What do I do?

See a foot doc: Usually, the offending nail needs to be removed. You can try soaking in warm water and Epsom salt and applying a topical antibiotic until you can get to the doc. On occasion, you may get lucky with an oral antibiotic but usually the nail that is ingrown needs to be removed. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an ingrown toenail :( infected. what do I do?

You see a foot : Doctor who will fix you all up in about five minutes. (Once your in the exam room) ...Read more

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What do I do if I have a wart?

What do I do if I have a wart?

Wart treatment: Each night before going to bed soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the wart and then hold it in place with a band-aid. Leave it on all night, or if you like, 24 hours a day but change the soaked cotton and band-aid each evening for a week. The wart will swell and may throb as it reacts with the vinegar and then start to turn black within the first two days and in two weeks gone. ...Read more

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What should I do when I have an ingrown hair?

What should I do when I have an ingrown hair?

Ingrown Hair: If an ingrown hair is bothering you or has become infected, your doctor can make a small cut in your skin with a sterile needle or scalpel to release it. Your doctor may also prescribe medicine such as: steroid medicine that you rub on your skin to bring down the swelling. Retinoids (retin a) to remove dead skin cells and reduce the skin pigment. Antibiotics either topical or oral. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have a fractured toe?

What do I do if I have a fractured toe?

Buddy splint: First of all, you should visit a podiatrist for an x-ray to ensure it is in good position. If it is, buddy splint the broken toe by taping it to the toe next to it. Put some lambs wool between them for cushioning. ...Read more

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What should i do if i think i may have whitlow?

What should i do if i think i may have whitlow?

Rather painful thing: First seek out a consult to confirm or rule out your suspicion and then follow through with appropriate treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I am pregnant and have a ingrown toenail. what should I do?

What to do if I am pregnant and have a ingrown toenail. what should I do?

Soaking: I would soak in warm water and epsom salt to keep it from becoming infected and consult with a local podiatrist soon. Depending on how far along you are, you may need a partial nail avulsion. ...Read more

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What should I do if I think my ingrown toenail is infected?

What should I do if I think my ingrown toenail is infected?

Soak/antibiotic oint: Soak in warm soapy water 15-20 min daily, trim the nail corner if easy access and you can see it well, rinse with hydrogen peroxide, blot dry, apply antibiotic ointment and a band aid. Continue until resolved. If chronic problems or an increase in redness, soreness or concerns, see your podiatrist. It is not a difficult problem to fix on a permanent basis if necessary. Dr l. ...Read more

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What to do if i may have an ingrown toenail?

What to do if i may have an ingrown toenail?

It may hurt, but...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. If it is a chronic condition, there is a very successful surgery that can be done to permanently correct the problem. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an infection?

How do I know if I have an infection?

Depends where: It depends what part of the body is infected. If in the lungs cough, sputum, chest pain and shortness of breath would be the symptoms. The classic signs of inflammation and infection are redness, swelling and pain. Fever, malaise, arthralgias and myalgias are also frequent symptoms when infected. ...Read more

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I have lip blisters how do I know if I have an infection?

I have lip blisters how do I know if I have an infection?

Am I ill?: You have a medical professional exam you and determine if this is a treatable condition or something else. You need to be seen and possibly even tested. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an sti?

How do I know if I have an sti?

Get checked: A combination of a vaginal exam with swabbing and blood tests can test for many stis such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, hpv, hsv, syphilis, trichamonas, hiv, herpes and hepatitis b. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an ear infection?

How do I know if I have an ear infection?

Otitis: You need to have your ear examined by a professional who can tell you if the ear drum or canal look inflamed or if there is evidence of purulent material present and if it needs to be treated with antibiotics or not. ...Read more

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What should I do if I think I have an std?

What should I do if I think I have an std?

STD checkup: Both men and women owe it to their partners to get an exam to test for std. Some of the tests can be done on urine or blood and others can be done it there is discharge in either sex. Get checked so you can treat and avoid injury. You dont want to spread it to another person you care about. Get checked. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have an itchy ear!?

What should I do if I have an itchy ear!?

Find out why: Itchy ears can be from allergies, problems in the ear, wax or a number other causes. An ENT can look in your ear and offer options on whether you could benefit from wax removal vs medication vs should do nothing about it. Whatever you do, please don't stick anything into the er canal to try to scratch it since you can do real harm to yourself. ...Read more