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what kind of doctor do you see for a toe nail fungus

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Dermatolgists: Dermatolgists are the main specialists. Sometimes, podiatrists with adequate training can do a good job.
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Several: Podiatrist, dermatologist, family doctor.
Dr. Adam Ringler
17 years experience Podiatry
Doctor Fungus: A podiatrist may be the best choice but there are several primary care and dermatologists who will also be able to help you.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Either or: Both podiatrists and dermatologists have the education and experience to treat nail and skin disorders of the feet.
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Dr. Marc Foucher
28 years experience Podiatry
A foot dr.: Most podiatrists have more experience treating toenail fungus than dermatologists.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Both : Should be well qualified to treat this condition.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
19 years experience Family Medicine
Fall off: Let it fall off. If it catches on things you may need to clip it back some.
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Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
I would...: If it does not hurt you are better off getting rid of the old nail plate. It is not doing you any good anyway!
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
44 years experience 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Drugs: Usually onychomycosis persists life long unless treated with an effective anti-fungal agent such as terbinafine or itraconazole which have replaced th ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Drugs: Usually onychomycosis persists life long unless treated with an effective anti-fungal agent such as terbinafine or itraconazole which have replaced th ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Can't: There is no absolute cure for nail fungus
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It is safe to sit on that couch. This does not get transmitted by sitting in the same location.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: thickening of the nail, color changes, brittleness

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