A 19-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

best way to remove athletes foot and nail fungus on toes?

4 doctor answers
Dr. Rachana Sus
18 years experience General Practice
Lotrimin (clotrimazole): Over the counter lotrimin (clotrimazole) spray works quite well for athletes foot. Nail fungus on the other hand is difficult to treat with topical medications and requires 3 months of oral lamisil(terbinafine). This will need to be prescribed. Liver tests are usually required for this medication.
Answered on Nov 5, 2014
2
2 thanks
Dr. Marino Tavarez
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
First you need: a definitive diagnosis - of which fungus is growing- that can be obtained with direct scrape seen under microscope and / or sent to lab. Next you need to be sure you are healthy enough for oral medications to be taken for a period of time if needed. Skin can be treated topically usually - Your nails will be more difficult to treat- let them grow out and then see a specialist for nail care.
Answered on Jul 31, 2014
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Fungus: Fungus of the skin is easy to treat with antifungal cream available otc. Nail fungus is much more difficult to treat. See a podiatrist for possible laser treatment of your nail fungus
Answered on Jul 31, 2014
1
1 thank
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Different treatments: Athlete's foot is a superficial fungal infection between the toes usually and presents as a very itchy rash. It can be easily treated with a topical antifungal medication. Onychomycosis, or fungus on toenail is much harder to treat. Typically oral antifungal medications are best to treat. There can be significant side effects with these medications so it is imprortant to make correct diagnosis
Answered on Aug 1, 2014
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Several options: Oral medications like Lamisil (terbinafine) have higher success rates but risk liver damage. Topical therapies such as formula 3 or Penlac have lower ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Tseng
25 years experience Podiatry
Treat ingrown nails: Ingrown toenails should be treated if there is an active infection with redness and pus. Under local anesthesia the ingrown portion of the nail can be ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Oral antifungal: There are many different options including topicals, oral antifungals, and lasers. The most effective treatments are oral antifungals such as sporanox ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Keep in mind...: The fda has recently come out with a blanket statement that toenail fungus can not be cured. It is "managed" by a number of modalities, but it can al ... Read More
1
1 comment
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month