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Treatment for paronychia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   HI
User :   Hi
User :   GM
Doctor :   how can ihelp you /
Doctor :   yes
User :   ahh good , Hi Sir ,
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Hi , i hope yo uare in good health
User :   regd my nail disease
Doctor :   yeah please proceed
User :   if u remember , in past we had talk a lot abt this .. and u identified it might be paronychia
Doctor :   yes i remembe r
User :   and as per your advice , i am taking VIT C chewable tabs and Multivit capsules
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   good
User :   would like to know , if i can apply tea tree and thyme and olive oil once in a day ..
User :   i brought all those oil , but didnt apply , need ur confirmation
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you can defintiely use them
User :   thank you ., once in a day is ok ?
User :   let me tell you , my current medication
Doctor :   use it twice in a day
Doctor :   sur e
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   desonide lotion (desowen) applying in morning , flucos gel .5% applying in night and winfine tablet and vit c tab (in morning) /vibrox caps and muliti vit tab at night
Doctor :   ok
User :   if u remember , this is what i informed you before ..
Doctor :   i do remember this
User :   or if u think any problem, let me know
User :   since taking lot of medicince in a day .. :(
Doctor :   I understand, but most of these medicines do not have major side effects and u need no tworry at all
User :   ahh ok then :)
User :   so apart from this , i will apply those oil (just to speed recover) incase its fungle infection , right ..
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   have u had the biopsy reports /
User :   nope , as i told you ,by looking they told its paronychia .. so they told , no need to do ..
Doctor :   ok
User :   what i can say , when here local dr told me , he is pretty sire
User :   sure*
Doctor :   In that case u need not worry at all
Doctor :   may i know your Hemoglobin levels if uknow them ?
User :   sorry sir i dont know
Doctor :   have u ever got it done before ?
User :   nope
User :   but i have one report with me .. its all related to BP , Diabetic etc...
Doctor :   ok
User :   if u want , i can do the test ..
Doctor :   I would request you to get a Hemoglobi n and cOMplete blood count
Doctor :   paronychia could also be due to low hemoglobin levels as well
User :   oh
User :   so what i have to tell them -- just Hemoglobin test and cOMplete blood count
User :   or any official word is there
Doctor :   no officia l wor d
User :   ok, so just will inform them - i need to do Hemoglobin test and cOMplete blood count
User :   right
Doctor :   yes
User :   i will try to do today , if i get time ..
User :   so sir , i am confusing when to apply oil .. i am thinking this morning time around 6 AM , i will wake up and apply those oil and leave it for 3-4 hrs and then go for bath etc ... then around 12 PM - apply desonide lotion (desowen) and leave for office .. night apply flucos gell
User :   looks ok for you
Doctor :   yea hsure that will hel p
User :   so sir , as u told eariler , the mix (same quantity) of tea tree oil/thyme/olive oil , need to apply on cuticle and nail .. right
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok. sir , thank for ur time , i will do the test and let u know
User :   which day , u r off ?
Doctor :   thank u for consulting me
User :   i was looking you from last 2 days ;)
Doctor :   iam off on wednes day a nd thursday
User :   sunday , i tried to reach you , some one told me you are off today ..
User :   ok
User :   anyway its ok..
User :   bye for now , again thx for ur help as always
User :   have a nice day ;)
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   yo u too
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