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The Doctors discuss three images of some disturbing medical conditions! The first is of a large bump near the corner of the eye. Eye surgeon Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler explains this is a case of acute dacryocystitis. Meaning? This is a blockage of the tear duct, which causes the sac to get infected.
This can be treated with oral antibiotics or if more severe, the patient may need to be hospitalized for IV antibiotics. A procedure may also need to be performed to create a new drainage canal since this infection could cause tearing on the side of the face.
The next image is of a very infected toe! Podiatrist Dr. Ebonie Vincent joins The Doctors to diagnose this as a fungal toenail and athlete's foot. You'll never guess what caused this... garlic! This woman decided to use garlic for a home remedy and for approximately 4 hours a day placed fresh garlic on top of her toenail and the surrounding skin area. She did this for about four weeks.
Garlic contains a chemical called diallyl disulfide. This chemical tastes great but is very bad for your skin! With medical treatment, this woman's foot healed in about two weeks. Typically, a topical medication is prescribed for athlete's foot and an oral medication is used for the fungal infection.
Lastly, ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Andrew Ordon discusses a photo of a tongue which has tissue necrosis, the death of the tissue. This is a result of a group of diseases called vasculitis, an inflammation of the blood vessels. In this severe case, the blood vessels were blocked and not enough blood was going to the site, resulting in the tissue death.
This issue was treated with steroids and healed. This is looked at as an autoimmune disorder and typically rheumatologist will get involved. Dr. Ordon warns while this is rare, if not treated, it can infect all the blood vessels of the head and neck and can cause strokes.