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What Is The Best Treatment For Toe Inflammation
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
Needs attention: Usually inflammation around the nail is suggestive of an infection. Home therapy consists of hot, soapy water soaks, 15-20 min, with massaging of the skin around the nail. If there is drainage, then an antibiotic and a band aid. If it persists, see your podiatrist. The nail may be ingrown and require attention. Don't put off treatment. Dr l. ...Read more
I am experiencing big toe pain (quality: pain in joint) and toe inflammation. The following also describes me: Difficulty walking. What should I do?
Detailed history.: There are a whole lot of conditions that will cause big toe joint pain. Inflammation of the capsule, bone cartilage and tendons as well as a metabolic problem are all to be considered. Your age certainly limits some of the possibilities. Having the toe evaluated will immediately reduce the number possibilities. Further testing may be necessary to get to the immediate cause. ...Read more
I am experiencing foot itching and toe inflammation. The following also describe me: Foot redness, Toe swelling, and Skin rash. What should I do? It has been itching since last night. I went hiking but no one else got itchy feet.
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You could consider a trial of athlete's foot spray (usually lotrimin or tinactin spray) which are active against yeasts, e.g. Candida albicans.
It is a moist environment that allows for growth of these fungi on the skin of the feet. Give it a try for the next few days and determine if it settles down. Otherwise, see a physician. ...Read more
What kind of treatment for inflammed pinkie toe? I gave myself a pedicure and must have scraped off the thin, clear covering over the nail bed and skin on my pinkie toe; because, after I felt a slight pain and went to get a pedicure at a salon, I caught a
Toe: Caught a. ...I assume an infection but need more info. If it is infected, red, tender and swollen see your podiatrist. ...Read more
My gp advised ultrasound therapy, instead of nsaid because of my ckd, for soft tissue inflammation of my right foot. How effective and safe is it?
I had spinal fusion L-3&L4 In march 2017. I'm having electrical pain in my legs, feet and toes. Water therapy makes it worse. Could it be inflammatio?
Details: Because these are new symptoms, from what I'm assuming, and different than what caused you to have a previous spinal fusion, it would be appropriate for you to be reevaluated. Please see your health care provider promptly. ...Read more
I am experiencing big toe pain (quality: warm to touch, pain in joint), toe swelling, foot tenderness to touch, toe inflammation, foot pain, foot...i have some gashes and alot of cuts on my feet big gash on big toe and there really red and swollen?
Topical steroids: Inflammation is typically treated with steroid eye drops such as durezol, (difluprednate) pred forte, or lotemax. Just as important is knowing the cause of the inflammation so that the underlying problem can be treated. Inflammation is a common response to some type of insult or disease. Steroids can have serious side effects and are usually used for a limited time. Treating the underlying cause is critical. ...Read more
May need lightening: Agent but need to see dermatologist for confirmation and topcials ...Read more
What is the best treatment for a child (4 yr) diagnosed with iritis inflammation? Never complained any pain before but diagnosed with this condition.
Working with your MD:
Working with your MD, sometimes an ophthalmologist and Rheumatologist may need to collaborate on treatment plans.
This site has more background information:
http://www. Aapos. Org/terms/conditions/62
Depends: On what the cause of the inflammation is. If it's from an infection then appropriate anti-infectives like antibiotic or antiviral are fine. If it's from an autoimmune problem then sometimes steroids or stronger immunosuppresants are necessary. If it's from run of the mill osteoarthritis then simple non-steroidal antiinflammatories can be fine. ...Read more
Treatment:: Ice for 20 minutes, three to four times per day. You could wear a hinged knee brace for support. Only use crutches if you really need to. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory if you can. ...Read more
I'm 29 year old woman what is the best treatment for toe nail fungus/fungal. Both big toe nail very discoloured & thin?
Topical or oral: Since it is only two nails, I would try a topical anti fungal medication daily. Your other option is to take an oral anti fungal medication once a day for three months. ...Read more
You need to clean the wound and if you canseethe punture site apply an antiseptic to it.
I would make sure that your tetanus vaccination is up to date. ...Read more
Removal, antibiotics: If your ingrown nail is infected, you'll likely need antibiotics, and possibly a nail procedure. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary (you're numbed up for this, don't worry!). While waiting to see your doctor, soak the toe 10 min/day in luke warm water and epsom salts, use a small amount of topical antibiotic ointment, and cover with a bandaid. ...Read more
Medical intervention: An evaluation and treatment by an orthopedic surgeon or a podiatrist. ...Read more
Bandaid and topical: The best treatment would be to get the wound assessed by a doctor. With that said if the there are no lacerations in the nail bed and the rest of the nail is attached firmly, no treatment would be necessary except for maybe a bandaid with topical antibiotic cream for a few days. If the nail is loose it may need to be taken off by a doctor or it may fall off on its own soon. ...Read more
I have neurpothy. What's the. Best treatment. To. Reduce the pain swelling. Ankle in which I can't move up and. Down or sideways and the. Toes in both legs?
Find a Podiatrist: You need to be evaluated by a podiatrist to start with. They will provide education and place you on a care plan, which may invlove custom inserts and shoes. You may need compression stockings to control swelling in your legs. Call around and find a podistrist who has compressions tockings in stock and has experience in treating neuropathy. ...Read more
Swelling: It really depends on the cause. If its both feet and legs it may be due to congestive heart failure, low protein in the blood or chronic venous changes. You need a full evaluation by a doctor. The treatment depends on the cause. Sometimes elevation helps, other times medications are needed. Usually cutting back on salt intake is helpful also. ...Read more
Depends: On why you got it. In some cases if you relieve the pressure on a compressed nerve that caused it then you can regain all motion, it could be secondary to a stroke, or other injury so obviously you would try and reverse the effect if possible but it is not always possible. Aggressive physical therapy is important as you might try and retrain as much as you can, other options include a brace. ...Read more
Cushioning: It could be a lot of different things, but try additional cushioning in your shoes first. If the problem persists, see a local podiatrist. ...Read more
Combo treatment.: If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the morning, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. ...Read more
Would depend: On what the wound looked like. You would also want to know if just staph or mrsa....And things of that nature. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for a broken left foot m#5, it is 1mth old break, I am in an airboot cast, with no relief & am still in pain? Please help!
Re-evaluation: You need get evaluated by a doctor to determine if the bones are healing properly. ...Read more
Keep: Foot dry, change shoes daily, give skies 24 hours between wearing them and moisture wicking socks. Have steroid cream on hand for flare ups. ...Read more
Oral abitfungals: The skin needs tp be cultured to determine if there is mixed infection with bacteria and fungus. This requires local treatment with compresses to remove dead skon as well as oral antifungals and possible oral antibiotics. It amy even require intravenous medications to clear infection amd minimize permanent damage. ...Read more