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Toenail deformity : treatments

Toenail deformity : treatments

Toenails that become thick, hardened, misshapen, or even yellowed as a result of moisture or traumatic injury can affect anyone. To help with this type of inconvenience, several treatment options are available to the patient. If you're dealing with deformed nails, dystrophy, or onycholysis, podiatrists will help you get to the root of the issue.…

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Treatments for paronychia of the toe

Treatments for paronychia of the toe

Much like the ingrown nail, paronychia involves inflammation or infection of the cuticle of a toenail. The inflammation of the skin around the affected nail is often caused by the bacterium Candida albicans (candidiasis thrush). This results in a throbbing pain, redness and swelling of the affected toe. If left untreated, this condition can eventually…

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Nail culture : importance, advantages and procedure

Nail culture : importance, advantages and procedure

Nail culture consists of taking nail and skin fragments from under a nail that appears to be affected by a fungus. The main purpose of this procedure is to rule out a diagnosis of various pathologies comparable to fungal toenail disease.  Examples include eczema or psoriasis, which may have similar symptoms but do not require…

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Foot care – Nails, corns and calluses treatment

Foot care – Nails, corns and calluses treatment

Performed by a podiatrist, foot care includes many treatments and assessments aimed at preventing pain, reducing restrictions and promoting comfort. They can even be performed at home by a specialized caregiver. A versatile professional, the podiatrist uses a variety of treatments to the benefit of your feet: Physical treatments;Pharmacological treatments;Orthopedic treatments;Surgical treatments. A number of…

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Ingrown toenail treatment by a podiatrist

Ingrown toenail treatment by a podiatrist

An ingrown toenail (onychocryptosis) is an inflammation caused by a portion of a nail (usually on the big toe) penetrating the surrounding skin. While usually minor, it is nonetheless a common nail problem that can result in pain and inconvenience in your daily life. If the ingrown toenail is not treated, it may lead to…

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