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Paronychia infection and treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Good Morning
Doctor :   I do remember you
User :   if you remember , we had long coversation before long time back
User :   regd nail problem
User :   thank you
Doctor :   yes, i do remember , how are your nails now ?
Doctor :   how8
User :   dont think improve yet
Doctor :   Did you follow the advice i gave you
User :   now i am apllying team tree oil/olive oil/thyme oil , instead of taking any medicine .. as u suggested
Doctor :   ok, Did you get the biopsy done ?
User :   sir , here dr not agree to do biopsy , they r saying , it may damage ur nail etc etc ..
User :   sir , i agree , nail will grow very slow , but what abt cuticle (the skin) , nothing improved yet , still black skin .
Doctor :   How many days did you take multivitamins ( with Vit C ) ?
User :   i think 20 days
User :   or do u think tea tree /olive/thyme oil , should help anyway
User :   ok , or if u think i should go any specific hospital in bangalore , i can go ..
User :   lot of treatment i ve done from last 2 yrs , atleast cuticle should healthy..
Doctor :   yes, it could be a rare type of paronychia but i am sure if the biopsy is done a clear picture of your problem can be outlined
Doctor :   and please consider to get a biopsy study and KOH mount of the cuticle specimen
User :   sorry KOH means
Doctor :   Potassium Hydroxide mount , for fungal study
User :   ok
User :   so i should continue to apply tea tree /tyme/olive oil , right
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   They act as soothners , even if they dont cure they will surely prevent worsening
User :   ok
Doctor :   and this time get the biopsy done for sure
Doctor :   i can assure you the biopsy will help us a lot. continue the multivitamins
User :   ok
User :   multivitamins + vit C as well
Doctor :   yes,
User :   how many days , should i take
User :   for one 1 month ?
Doctor :   and ask the dermatologist on the effects of Vit A on your problem
Doctor :   yes, but have gap of week after every 2 weeks of vit C
User :   ok
User :   and multivit , everyday , no gap , right
User :   thx for the info
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye
Doctor :   Wish you al good health
User :   thank you
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