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Suggest treatment for infection on thumb nail - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 16-Jul-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User:my Foot thumb nail has developed some sort of infection due to which half of the nail is dead now
User:how to eradicate it?
Doctor:Have you seen a doctor?
User:planning for this wekend
Doctor:Unfortunately the right treatment cannot be applied without a definitive diagnosis.
Doctor:If it is indeed an infection, it may be related to fungus
User:is dere some home remedy which can be applied
Doctor:in which cases you might require antifungal drugs for atleast 2-3 weeks.
User:so that it doesn't spread faster till i seek some doctor
Doctor:I would like to help you with home remedies, however without knowing what it is exactly
Doctor:i will not be able to help you thoroughly.
Doctor:Please consult a dermatologist
Doctor:and get it diagnosed at the earliest
Doctor:Is there any other questions?
User:no thanks
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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