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Nail fungal infection, suspecting Onychomycosis. What should i do? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:hi my name is XXXXXXX
Doctor:welcome to XXXXXXX
User:i have some problem about my left handed nail
Doctor:sure, please proceed
User:my family doctor says its fungus infection
User:my nail is grow but not with my fingue skin
User:and yelowish grey colured
Doctor:so, he is suspecting Onychosis
Doctor:or Onychomycosis
Doctor:so has he suggested any treatments ?
User:then what i do
Doctor:Nail fungal infections are caused by microscopic organisms called fungi that do not require sunlight to survive
Doctor:Nails that are infected with fungus typically are thickened, brittle, crumbly, ragged, distorted, dull, and darker or yellowish in color.
Doctor:Treating nail fungus infections can be a long and expensive process. There are oral antifungal medications, topical ointments,
User:pls suggest any treatment
Doctor:these oral medications should be taken for 3-4 months , for complete clearance of the infection
Doctor:these medications are prescription based , and can be decided only by a doctors examination
User:ok tell me any docors address or ph no
Doctor:may i know where you live ?
User:worli mumbai
Doctor:give me a few moments
Doctor:Dr D G SAPLE, AT 88,Hindu Colony, Bhagini Samaj, 3RD XXXXXXX Dadar East, Mumbai - 0000 , PHONE 22-0000
Doctor:he is a dermatologist, who can give you a proper treatment
User:ok thanx
Doctor:You are very welcome
User:ok also one favour
User:my elder brother have eyes problem
Doctor:do u know exactly what the condition is ?
User:no sir
Doctor:then what symptoms does he have ? and how long does he have it ?
User:his vision is slightly blur & after testing & xrays doctor says some swell in eyes
User:pls sugges me any proper doctors
Doctor:how long does he have it ?
User:1 & half year
Doctor:what treatment have the doctors suggested ?
Doctor:first it should be known, if it is a neurological condition or a eye issue
Doctor:hence based on the exact information, i can direct you to a neurologist or a opthalmologist
Doctor:in some cases a combination of both doctors may also be needed
User:yes he take already treatment but tampararily he is fined
Doctor:sorry, Fined ?
User:after some days he returned facing problem
Doctor:do u have the medical reports ?
Doctor:if you can mail it to me, via email, i can have a look at it and advise you accordingly
Doctor:you can mail it to YYYY@YYYY with Attn: Dr XXXXXX in the subject line
Doctor:i shall provide my answers via Email
User:but today i dont have give your email id tmrrw i will send mial
Doctor:you can send it any time, when it is possible , no hurry
User:ok thanx
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