Nonsurgical Nail Removal for Fungal Nail Infections
Nonsurgical (chemical) nail removal is a
painless procedure for a
fungal nail infection. This technique removes only the
diseased and damaged nail, not the healthy part of the nail. It is done in a
clinic or your doctor's office. Either the entire nail (avulsion) or part of
the nail (debridement) can be removed. This procedure is almost always
Your doctor will first place cloth adhesive tape on the
normal skin around the infected nail. A urea ointment is then put directly on
the nail surface and covered with plastic and tape. The ointment softens the
nail over the next 7 to 10 days. You must keep the nail and dressing dry during
Where in your community can you find the drug-resistant staph germs known as
MRSA? The surprising answer: They're closer than you may think.
With all the buzz about MRSA
(methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), it's easy to
forget there really are two MRSA epidemics going on at the same time.
By far the largest epidemic is going on inside hospitals and other health
care facilities. The staph bug causing these infections resists treatment with
a broad range of antibiotics. Because it...