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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr xxx here
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   sorry , doctor , if you can tell me the name of the medicine to be aplied on penish before one hour of intercourse
Doctor :   Please explain your symptoms in detail.
Doctor :   So that i can help you accordingly.
User :   if you remember i had discussed with you about erectile disfunction , you suggested some prilox or some thing , just want the same name
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It is PRILOX GEL
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   Another problem is there its related to my nails, i was a cricketer and my both first finger nails of my foot were severly hit by a ball and after that it always remain greenish and old nail drops and new nail comes in but after few days it becomes green. i have consulted with one doctor he gave nail fungal test with 20% something , and the result was positive and he gave me one pill for every night
User :   and also has given a lotion to apply there
Doctor :   When was the nail hit?
User :   i cant say exactly but must be 7-8 years back
Doctor :   Does it have pain or itching or swelling?
User :   no , nothing only it remains green , i can understand a new nail is coming under the old one
Doctor :   Which test did you have for fungus? KOH test or Fungal Culture?
User :   i think KOH at 20%
Doctor :   Sometimes exercises and regular minor trauma can cause fungal infection, it seems like that only. Anitfungal treatment can cure it. Since how long have you been using the medications.
User :   The doctor has given KANSEL -DS (lotion,Clotrimazole) and tablet Tyza(terbinafine in betacyclodextrin)
Doctor :   1)DO not wear too tight socks and slippers as the fungus can grow in moist environment.
Doctor :   Since how long have you been using the medications?
User :   around last 17-18 days
Doctor :   The medications are fine but this needs long term treatment so have patience and also be regular in medications.
Doctor :   2)Always wear slippers. Never walk bare feet.
Doctor :   3)Change your socks every day.
User :   ok, but due to my profession i have to wear shoes and socks from 8.30 to 8.30
Doctor :   That is fine but do not wear the same socks everyday.
User :   ok
User :   and how long it might take to cure
Doctor :   It can take a month or so.
User :   so medicines are ok , does it have any side effect ?
Doctor :   You can do one thing, 1) Take Listerine mouith wash and apple cidar venegar.You can pour a sufficient amount of this mouthwash and an equal amount of vinegar into a tub and soak your feet in it for 20 minutes or so.
Doctor :   Medicines are fine and it does not have side effects as such
Doctor :   The above remedy needs to be done at least once a day and is an effective home remedy for toenail fungus.
Doctor :   Also have a healthy balanced diet with more of curd and yoghurt items. Do not take too much of sugar, rice, sweets.
Doctor :   Wear cotton socks so that the moisture can be absorbed by the.
User :   ok , normal vinegar will do or it needs to be apple cidar venegar?
Doctor :   Also take TEA Tree oil and dip cotton ball in it and rub it on nail, once in morning and also before going to bed.
Doctor :   No it has to be Apple cidar Vinegar.only
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
User :   is it available in medicine shops ? or in stationary?
Doctor :   It will be available in any departmental store.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   No thanks doc, as of now :-) i will try to follow what ever you have suggested. thanks and bye
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
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