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Fungal toe infection

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marshall Solomon
47 years experience Podiatry
No: Not to my knowledge.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
No: Fungal toe infections are local infections, whereby the fungus invades the skin or toenails. It likes to live in dark, moist regions.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
20 years experience Podiatry
Fungal nails: Fungus is very difficult to get out of the toenails. The fungus discolors, thickens, and changes the over-all shape of the nails. It can stunt the g ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Unlikely: Unless, an infection occured.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Possible: If the infection gets into the blood stream it can cause a systemic infection.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Voron
50 years experience Dermatology
Seebelow: The most effective treatment is oral terbinafine, taken for 6 weeks for fingernail infections, and 12 weeks for toenail infections.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience Family Medicine
Toe nail fungus: Topical treatments for toe nail fungus usually do not work and oral medications are required. Terbenafine is one such treatment. There are others as ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
No: Are you concerned about the shoes being contaminated with the foot fungus and reinfect ing your feet? You do. To need to get rid of your shoes. If y ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Hygeine/proper fit: Wear proper fitting shoes that will not put excessive pressure on toenails. Avoid trauma. Change socks regularly. Let feet air out when possible. Dry ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Fungus: Two things to explore. At this juncture medical treatment would be a oral antifungal. This typically needs to be managed by your provider and you will ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Doubtful: There are many home remedies for nail fungus that are currently promoted. The truth is nail fungus is very difficult to treat. The best option in te ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Thornhill
Specializes in Podiatry
Yellow nail fungus: Try Vick's Vapo Rub on the nail. Be patient. It takes several months to see an improvement whatever method you use.

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