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Toe nail infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   HI
User :   hi
User :   this regarding an infection in toenail
Doctor :   I am Dr. Jagdish and I will assist with your problem
User :   should i provide further info on the infection??
Doctor :   Which toe is infected?
User :   right foot, big toe
Doctor :   How long do you have the infection?
User :   i develop this every time in case i wear closed shoe for few days/weeks
Doctor :   Have you consulted and physician and got treatment?
Doctor :   *Have you consulted any physician and got treatment?
User :   yes, it was some fungal infection
User :   doc prescribed flucos gel and flucos tab
User :   it gets fine after a few wks treatmt
User :   bt i keep catching it if i wear closed shoes
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Is there redness on toe?
Doctor :   Is there wet rash ?
Doctor :   Is it painful?
User :   no none of above
User :   bt the nail dries up
User :   and turns yellow
Doctor :   ok
User :   it is not severe, very minor prob
Doctor :   Topical ointments and antifungal powders may help contain a fungus infection, but they will not cure most cases.In cases of pain or discomfort, treatment becomes necessary.The standard treatment for fungal toenail infection has been the oral drug griseofulvin.
Doctor :   Treatment can, however, take many months and the drugs have side effects that can be serious.
Doctor :   EVn Flican tab is good
Doctor :   *even
Doctor :   the infection usually clears within eight months
User :   it does clear on treatment, bt is there a way so it doesnt occur at the first place??
Doctor :   There are side effects with medicine if used for long time. and you need to follow up with MD to check the liver function tests

Doctor :   The only way is Prevention
Doctor :   I will share some tips
Doctor :   Keep the nails dry and clean
Doctor :   Change socks often, even several times a day if necessary
Doctor :   Use an antifungal foot spray or powder on regular basis
Doctor :   oid cutting or tearing the skin around the toenails since this may be an entry point for infection
Doctor :   Avoid cutting or tearing the skin around the toenails since this may be an entry point for infection
Doctor :   Did I answer your query?
Doctor :   ARe you there?
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Bye
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