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fungal infections and loss of toenails

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Tea tree oil...: Has been used to treat fungal infections. I've seen some success on skin and mucus membranes. Nails, however, are a different story. They are much ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ebrahim Bawa
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confirm diagnosis: Nail clippings or scrapings can be sent to a lab to confirm presence of fungi before starting treatment which can be costly
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Oral meds: Work best.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
31 years experience Podiatry
Losing a toenail: If you have no redness or pain and nail is loose, you can certainly wait for it to fall off naturally. Make sure you are careful and keep the area cle ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
26 years experience Dermatology
Onychomycosis: The simple answer is--it is difficult. First of all, most patients who think they have a fungal infection of the nail, really don't. So, make sure th ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marshall Solomon
47 years experience Podiatry
No: Not to my knowledge.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Primary care: Most cases of nail fungus can and should be treated by one's primary care doctor. A simple scraping or culture will help to confirm the diagnosis. How ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Low CD 4 counts: Different people have different courses. Low CD4 counts are associated with fungal infections and weight loss is usually in late stages. See this site ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Unlikely: Fungal infections usually occur in immunocompromised people who are already at risk for bacterial infection.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Scuba
24 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Fungal infection: Yes, fungus, yeast are the same. There are many different types, from the more common thrush, to the more rare but destructive less known fungal infec ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Nail Fungus: Treatment of onychomycosis depends on the clinical type of the onychomycosis, the number of affected nails, and the severity of nail involvement. A sy ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Unlikely Dx: That would be a very unusual diagnosis unless you were highly immunosuppressed.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: It is just the accumulation of dirt and fungus.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Teresa Iribarren
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Topical Antifungal: Nizoral (ketoconazole) is ketoconazol which is a treatment for fungal infection. It is available in tropical preparations and shampoo. It is used for ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Epsom salt soak: Soak daily with epsom salt and antifungal cream twice daily x 6 weeks.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Granuloma: Granuloma of the lungs is typically caused by a fungal infection. A doctor may make a diagnosis of granuloma by chest x-ray or, if the granuloma is no ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
May or may not: Iron deficiency can cause your symptoms but so can other conditions like pellagra or vit b deficiency and other vitamin and mineral deficiency. It see ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: If not treated, celiac disease can cause malabsorption, iron and other micro/macro nutrient deficiencies. Dry skin / brittle nails and limp hairs are ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: thickening of the nail, color changes, brittleness
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
18 years experience Dermatology
Moisture: There are many different types of skin "fungal" infection. The most common are tine pedis (athlete's foot), intertrigo (yeast in the groin area), and ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
12 years experience Podiatry
Yes & No: Yes there are any natural treats for fungal nails and tinea pedis. Tea Tree and Castor oil are wonderful antimicrobial natural treatments directly on ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: White spots, or yellowing of the toenail, thickening of the nail, brittleness of the nail.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
yes: Hyperthyroidism can cause the above symptoms. See your doctor to get your labs checked to see if that's what you have.

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