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Medication for leg nail - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi doctor!!
Doctor :   please go ahead
User :   I have a small query shall i??
Doctor :   yes
User :   My mom has a leg nail in her toe...
User :   can u suggest some medice..
Doctor :   plese explain
Doctor :   clearly
Doctor :   did she get hurt?
User :   leg nail in the sense a anni(kanada) a small hole in the toe
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   Homemakre,married,yes
Doctor :   when did she get hurt?
User :   Leg nail - its basically a small hole lik in the pains alot
Docor : ok
User :   she used plaster to remove it..but it developed again
Doctor :   how long has it been there?
User :   for past one month
Doctor :   age?
User :   48 yr
Doctor :   Does she have any other health problems? Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Thyroid disease, Allergies?
User :   ya she has asthma & BP
Doctor :   no diabetes?
User :   No..doctoe
Doctor :   is she taking medicines for bp and asthma?
User :   yes she takes medice regularly
Doctor :   good
Doctor :   she has what is known as a corn or callus.
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Thyroid disease, Allergies?
User :   Ok...But hw to cure it..
User :   No
Doctor :   Although corns and calluses can be unsightly, you need treatment only if they cause discomfort. For most people, eliminating the source of friction or pressure makes corns and calluses disappear
Doctor :   If a corn or callus persists or becomes painful despite your self-care efforts, medical treatments can provide relief.
Doctor :   Your doctor can pare down thickened skin or trim a large corn with a scalpel, usually during an office visit
User :   Can you suggest some treatments
Doctor :   The main tx would be don3e at the doctor clinic nby rmoving the calus
User :   yes.. we can peel out the dried skin over it..
Doctor :   However the home remedies can be explained over chat
User :   yes..please
Doctor :   Soaking your hands or feet in warm, soapy water softens corns and calluses.
Doctor :   and then applying Salicylic acid prep[
Doctor :   after softening
User :   hmm..k then??
Doctor rub corns or calluses with a pumice stone or washcloth to help remove a layer of toughened skin
Doctor :   Pumice stone is available in the beauty shops
Doctor :   if diabetes or infections are there pumice stone shouild not be used
Doctor :   Apply moisturizer HIMOST to hands and feet to help keep your skin soft.
Doctor :   Most important is the footwera
Doctor :   which should be soft
Doctor :   and loose
User :   Ok..
Doctor :   Wearing socks is helpful all the time
Doctor :   With these
Doctor :   precautions
User :   Ok..
Doctor :   I would also suggest you to see a General Surgeon if any cutting is needed
Doctor :   to allay the discomfort
User :   K..sure
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