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What Is The Best Treatment For Swollen Toenail Area
Bitten by leech while in river, top of foot over arch. 1 week later top of foot large red, swollen area. Itchy, dark purple spot at bite. Treatment?
Leech Bite?: It is actually rare to be allergic or to have a reaction to a leech bite. Assuming it was a leech bite, you could have some irritation and itching, but normally should have no further problems if you have good health and no leech allergies. However, if you are experiencing symptoms such as you describe, then you need to seek medical attention as it may be infected. ...Read more
Anti-inflammatories: Acute gout is best treated with anti-inflammatory medications. Naproxyn, indomethacin, Ibuprofen and many other type drugs work well. Some physicians will use steroid drugs like prednisone. This all depends on your medical history and medicaitons you are on. Colchinine works very wee also but is an older treatment. All have side effects. Not all are comfortable using colchicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncle got bitten by spider, he is an alcoholic but foot has been swollen for more than 3 months, the type of spider is unknown. Any Treatment?
I fell and hurt my ankle, I have a very swollen foot and pain, i can't afford medical treatment, what should I do? I was walking and tripped and fell.
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, with lots of pain and swelling after a fall, it's important to rule out a fracture. This can only be done with an exam and/or x-ray of the injured foot. Your doctor or an urgent care facility will likely be cheaper than going to the emergency room. I would give them a call to ask how much a visit and/or x-ray would cost. If your foot or ankle is broken, then taking care of it sooner rather than have it heal improperly later is the most economical way to go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ankle is sprained, i followed some treatment x 4 days, and i need to fly out tomorrow (2hr flight) my foot is swollen and veiny should I fly at all?
Hit ankle now is swollen painful when walking and little toe and foot is cold what is wrong with it what treatment do I need?
Mum had DVT followed by a stenotic vein and swollen leg and foot now she has thrombophlebitis is there a lifelong treatment ?
Best to: check to see if her blood is too thick - hypercoagulable. Need to remove or dissolve current clot. The underlying narrowing then can be treated - possibly a stent. She may need Coumadin (warfarin) or Xeralto for a lifetime. Once clot gone use compression hose for leg swelling. Elevate her legs when possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
18 month old got bitten by fire ants on foot and ankle.Bite is slightly swollen and red with little pimple.Treatment? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for swelling?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a podiatrist: The podiatrist can examine the toe and may be able to trim the nail properly for you and recommend a topical medication to avoid recurrence or may recommend a more definitive treatment. Depending on the chronicity of your ingrown toenails, you may want to have the edge of the nail plate removed temporarily or permanently. Both procedure are done in-office with little to no down-time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your physician.: First, the reason for the swelling must be determined. Then the proper treatment can be prescribed. ...Read more
Warm Soaks: Hard to be more specific from your description. A paranychia is a common infection around the finger nail and can cause this. Usually warm soaks help, but if symptoms get worse you may need antibiotics. Get it checked out by your doctor if soaking doesn't help. ...Read more
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