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are there any health risks with fungal nails

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
25 years experience Podiatry
Acrylic nails: Beside allergic reactions to the chemical you can increase your odds for nail fungus and bacterial infections.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Brown Nails: Causes of brown nails include the following: addison's disease arsenic poisoning certain medications (doxorubicin, adriamycin, phenolphthalein, chl ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: Eleven carcinogenic compounds could be found in third-hand smoke, including the radioactive element polonium-210. Third-hand smoke is thought to poten ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The second hand smoke is the biggest one. You breath it all the time from their clothes and just their exhaled breath. Smokers also get more colds and ... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Low risk: Every treatment has risk, some big, some small. There are currently few approved treatments for nail fungus...Consult with your doc for the most appro ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
There are: fungi which produce a colored appearance (Tinea Versicolor) however most infections of the finger or toe nails seldom just affect ONE nail. Two sugge ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Onychomycosis: These usually require oral medications which can only be obtained by prescription. See a doctor and get this treated asap. They can cause permanent ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Typically nail fungi: are treated with prescription topicals, orals or lasers. You should see dermatologist to discuss treatment options and prescriptions
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Your podiatrist: dermatologist or physician can verify it your nail condition is due to fungus. There are creams that can be used. But, for significant infections - so ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ginette Archinal
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibly: if the diagnosis was made by looking at the nail, then it could be a number of other conditions. For a definitive diagnosis of fungal infection, a KOH ... Read More

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