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how to treat toe fungal infection

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
Prevention is key: The most important thing is to wash and then dry between the toes, use an over the counter antifungal like Lamisil (terbinafine) and then once cured u ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
Local creams: There are many over-the-counter creams that are effective for fungal infection between the toes. Alternatively, you can take one dose of Fluconazole b ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Conenello
30 years experience Sports Medicine
OTC creams at first: You can try many of the over the counter anti fungal creams available. If after a few weeks there is no improvement, then see your doctor to make sur ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
See specialist: Before self-medicating with an unproved otc, seeking consultation with a dermatologist and possible treatment with proven anti-fungal medications migh ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nellmarie Bodenstein
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Fungal : Depending if this is a fungal infection. Onchomycosis looks like psoriatic toenails. You can use Teatree ointment twice daily for one month.Loceryl al ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Alston
14 years experience Podiatry
Creams: There are numerous over the counter creams and powders. Keep your shoes dry and treat them with antifungal powders. Dry your feet and completely befor ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Medication, hygeine: Firstly, wear absorbant socks and change often, . Let feet air out when ever possible. Dry thoroughly after bathing. A small amount of powder in shoes ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Lamisil (terbinafine) is pregnancy category b which means that it is safe during pregnancy.
A 52-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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Foot fungus: You could try a topical antifungal such as lotrimin or naftin (naftifine). If this is unsuccessful, an evaluation by a podiatrist could be helpful.

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