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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
19 years experience in Dermatology
Very likely.: Thickened discolored nails that have a powdery and crumbly residue underneath typically indicate fungus. Treatments include topical antifungal therapy ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
18 years experience in Podiatry
Prevention: Whenever there is toenail trauma it allows an entry point for fungus to invade the nail. I would recommend a topical antifungal liquid twice a day as ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Some say: Try Vicks vapor rub, others garlic. Most topical antifungals are non prescription found in pharmacy.
A female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience in Dermatology
Topical : Topical treatments essentially don't work for nail fungus. There are anti fungal nail lacquers that are inexpensive and with really 0 side effects, b ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience in Podiatry
Oral Lamisil (terbinafine) is: Still the most reliable way to treat toenail fungus. The drug has now been proven to be much safer than we originally thought, and the fda dropped the ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Skin fungi: The same dermatophytic fungi that cause athlete's foot and jock itch.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Elkhalil
21 years experience in Podiatry
No: No.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Zimmerman
18 years experience in Dermatology
No: Sweaty shoes, in themselves, will not cause nail fungus. However, fungus can contaminate sweaty shoes, making treatment of nail fungus difficult. I ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
No, just annoying: Yellow nails can be caused by several things, including some medical conditions. When it comes to nail polish, though, the yellowing is a result of yo ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Nail polish is a-: -barrier 2 the medication. Nails can discolor nails & it looks like a fungus but it is not. It will grow out a B normal. Also if you look at the b ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
NAIL FUNGUS: ARE YOUR SHOES TIGHT. IF SO GET A LOOSER TYPE SHOE. IT DOES SOUND AS IF YOU DO HAVE A FUNGAL INFECTION. SEE YOUR DERMATOLOGIST AND HE/SHE CAN TELL YOU ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience in Podiatry
Dryness or other: Could be just drying or iron deficiency or other pathologies. If it is or isn't fungus, your doctor can get a culture/specium to confirm whether it i ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
37 years experience in Podiatry
No: Not likely.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Sometimes: The more extensive the nail involvement the more difficult it is to cure. Oral medications are about 60 per cent effective and take 1 year for thr nai ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Inadequate evidence: These are not fda regulated products so you must rely on the claims of the manufacturer, testimonials and your own experience. Being earth friendly o ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Good idea: Very wise thinking. Most people probably wouldn't think of disinfecting nail clippers used by other persons, but in the case of toenail fungus it's de ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Not the good polish: An underlying nail fungus is usually the culprit, and using nail polish may exacerbate the fungus. Most good polishes will not harm the nails, and in ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Nail fungus: You would be most likely to have success with an oral or paint on antifungal medication prescribed by your physician/ podiatrist or dermatologist. Ta ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jaime Marks
11 years experience in Family Medicine
Treating fungus...: Treating fungus in nails is challenging and all take at least 6-8 weeks. If you are young and healthy and the nails are just yellow - applying antifun ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: No it cannot.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Many: Tea tree oil, Vicks vapo rub, listerine are a few.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Reed
23 years experience in Podiatry
Sometimes. : Sometimes the darkness is a result of mold in addition to fungus. You may need a pill to get rid of the darkness. If its been there for a very long ... Read More

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