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vicks vapor rub toe nail fungus

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience in Podiatry
NO: No, Vicks vapor rub does not cure toenail fungus. What it does is breakdown the actual nail construct and make it more pilable and softer to debride/ ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Lamisil: is an excellent anti-fungal antibiotic. I agree that a fungal culture will identify the offending fungus; however, it will not cure the infection. The ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience in Podiatry
Microscopic mushroom: I know of quite a few. They all begin with a thorough evaluation to determine that, in fact, it is a fungal infection and not something else. Based on ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience in Podiatry
Terbinafine: It is an antifungal medication that has a good track record for the most common nail infections. It is tolerated well, affordable and generally effec ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
44 years experience in Podiatry
Oral-topical-laser: Fungus can be treated with topical medication, oral antifungal medication and laser treatments. The topical medication has a 17% cure rate. The oral m ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Benjamin
16 years experience in Podiatry
Variety of options : Topical or oral medication can help. Visit a local podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. Importance of prevention is big as well. Antifung ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
33 years experience in Podiatry
Topical or systemic: There are many otc antifungal medications on the pharmacy shelf. In my experience they all take a long time and do not work very well. I have patient ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Nail Fungus: To treat nail fungus, your doctor may prescribe an oral antifungal medication. Studies have shown the most effective treatments to be terbinafine (lam ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience in Podiatry
No fast way: It takes 8 to 12 months for your nail to grow out. That said in my office we find laser to be the best.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
25 years experience in Dermatology
Medication and laser: There are a number of ways to get rid of toenail fungus. You can take oral antifungal drugs, use a medicated nail polish or get treated with a laser t ... Read More

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