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Which types of doctors fix ingrowing toenails?

Which types of doctors fix ingrowing toenails?

Podiatrists: Podiatrists take care of ingrown toenails, but I do know some dermatologists and family practioners that take care of them. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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What are some ways to treat ingrown toe nails?

What are some ways to treat ingrown toe nails?

Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can medication remove hundreds of ingrown hairs?

Can medication remove hundreds of ingrown hairs?

Maybe: If you have ingrown hairs try not to wax, shave or pluck hairs until healed. This can often heal without treatment. Your physician can prescribe medication to clear dead skin cells (retinoids). Steroids may be used for significant inflammation & antibiotics may be considered if the area has become infected. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of toe nail fungus?

What are some ways to get rid of toe nail fungus?

We can try!: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of an ingrown toe nail?

What are ways to get rid of an ingrown toe nail?

Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of ingrown toenails?

Pain: Pain, swelling, redness, granuloma (which is a bleeding "ball") smell, and possible pus. Please see a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ingrown toenails?

What are the symptoms of ingrown toenails?

Infection: Swelling, redness and drainage with possible abnormal growth of the nailplate. ...Read more

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What are the diagnosis and cpt procedure codes for laser treatment of toenail fungus?

What are the diagnosis and cpt procedure codes for laser treatment of toenail fungus?

No CPT: The diagnosis code for nail fungus is 110.1. However i don't know of any cpt code for toenail laser treatment. It is a non covered service which is non reimbursable by insurance. ...Read more

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How many kinds of foot fungus are there?

How many kinds of foot fungus are there?

Technically...: if you mean KINDS as to type of species - it's quite numerous but the most common is trichophyton rubrum. Tinea pedis (aka foot fungus) is an infection which is the result of microscopic fungus organisms that lives on dead tissue of the hair and outer skin layers - TYPES include inter digitally, moccasin-like or vesicular. Onychomycosis describes fungal infection of the nails. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of foot fungus, can it grow into other parts?

What are the dangers of foot fungus, can it grow into other parts?

Several: Tinea can spread to other areas of the body by contact. It can get deep into the body and become a systemic infection. Cases have been seen that are so bad it is difficult to walk. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of toe nail fungus?

What are ways to get rid of toe nail fungus?

We can try!: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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What are some signs of an ingrown toenail?

What are some signs of an ingrown toenail?

Ingrown toenail sign: Pain on pressure, redness, drainage, discoloration of the nail, selling of the skin next to the nail. ...Read more

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What are the various medical causes for vertical striations untop of fingernails?

What are the various medical causes for vertical striations untop of fingernails?

Thinning : Usually just associated with thinning nails and not necessarily systemic disease. ...Read more

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How are bony growths of toes treated?

How are bony growths of toes treated?

This is a structural: Problem so the only way to fix is through surgery. One must decide if they need surgery. The growth must be established as benign or malignant as well. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat a toe-nail fungus/fungi infection?

What are some ways to treat a toe-nail fungus/fungi infection?

Drugs: Usually onychomycosis persists life long unless treated with an effective anti-fungal agent such as terbinafine or itraconazole which have replaced the more toxic griseofulvin. You need a doctor's prescription for the oral meds laser treatments are now being offered. ...Read more

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