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Fungal nail infection

A 12-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Antifungal therapy: You may need oral antifungal tablets as well as over the counter topical antifungal creams. Some antifungals are available as a type of nail lacquer ... Read More
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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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: It is just the accumulation of dirt and fungus.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
44 years experience Podiatry
Fungus in the nail: Fungus is an organism that thrives in a dark, damp environment and can be found on the skin or nails. As we age, we are more prone to developing fung ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Many: Topical antifungals, oral antifungals, removal of toenail, laser treatment.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience 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 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Zimmerman
18 years experience 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 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
27 years experience Dermatology
Antifungal: Usually need an oral therapy such as laminal.
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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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keira Barr
21 years experience Dermatology
Yes: This condition tends to recur. Best way to minimize recurrence is after infection is adequately treated, use over the counter anti-dandruff shampoo a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Klein
39 years experience Podiatry
Maybe: If what you are describing as carbuncles are actually eruptions from a fungal infection of the skin (tinea pedis infection), then the answer is yes th ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
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Fungal Nail Infections: Fungal infection of nails is common. The infection causes thickened and unsightly nails which sometimes become painful. Medication often works well to ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
13 years experience Podiatry
Ingrown toenail: A podiatrist is the doctor to go to for evaluation and treatment of an ingrown toenail.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Any nail fungus on one nail can spread to other nails if untreated. Furthermore, it can spread to the skin as well.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Zimmerman
18 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Athletes foot is a superficial skin infection usually caused by trichophyton genus fungal organisms. It can be treated with over-the-counter or presc ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
26 years experience Urgent Care
Skin Fungal Infectio: The short answer is yes, it is possible. However, most skin fungal infections are easily treatable, and actually when they don't seem to respond - it ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Skin fungi: The same dermatophytic fungi that cause athlete's foot and jock itch.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Fungus among us: Yes, the fungus in your feet can creep into the nailbeds of your toes. Then the fungus gets into your nails. So if you're trying to get rid of toenail ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Very difficult: First you must determine if you truly have a fungal nail infection. This can be done at your podiatrists office. The lab will then confirm the diagnos ... Read More
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A 89-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience Dermatology
Toenail: Best treatment for toenail fungus is a pill called Lamisil or generic, terbinafine. Ask your dermatologist for a prescription. It will take three mont ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience 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 female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Sometime months : Nails grow very slowly and thus you need the medicine for months. It also depends on the rest of your health status, your ability to tolerate the medi ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
Bacteria Fungus Yeas: Paronychia is a common skin infection that occurs around the nails. It is initiated by an injury that allows the percutaneous penetration and subsequ ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Discoloration: The nail is disclosed white or darker in color and can be thickened and flaky.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Onychomycosis: Usually this means taking off the entire nail, but as someone famous once said the only guarantees in life are death and taxes. Good luck.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience Podiatry
Not really : However, Vicks vapor rub does help a little.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes.: Treatment for fungal nails is a challenge. Nothing works fast and the best results out there are only about 70% or so effective. Thicker nails are mo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. I don't when the last time was that your nails were looked at by a dermatologist. If the what you are describing as dark thin marks are verticl ... Read More

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