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how can i treat toenail fungus?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Several ways: Ranging from debridement, topical medication, oral medication, laser or removal of nail. Consult with podiatrist.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Few ways : Topical antifugals are less tan 10 % effective, oral medication is most effective, lasers are expensive and work about 70% of the time. You can do combinations of the above. If limited o 1-2 nails you can have the nail removed and then apply topical, or take oral and that would improve efficacy.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Oral Lamasil: I have found that the laser to be the most effective treatment.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Oral meds: Topical meds, lasers. Oral gives best treatment.
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
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Onychomycosis: Treatment includes pulse therapy of An oral anti fungal eg sporonox for 3months , with nail lacquer eg trosyd or clearnail .

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Try tea tree: Try tea tree oil 1-2 x daily under the nail. Most of the time, topical medications don't work nearly as well as oral rx meds for nail fungus. Tea tree has shown to help clear fungal infections, but many people develop irritant dermatitis from it. You can also look for urea cream otc which will soften the nail. Expect 1 mm per month normal nail growth. If 1 nail only, may have tumor mimicking.
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Will vapor rub treat a toenail fungus?

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Maybe?: The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. I've seen vaporub work, as well as other natural oil remedies. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them.
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How do I treat a thin, brittle toenail with fungus?

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Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
A few: To cure a nail fungus, see a podiatrist to discuss your medical and surgical options. Home remedies include: vick's vaporub listerine mouthwash tea tree oil they might help the appearance a little, but usually does not cure the infection. On the plus side they are cheap, and will cause no harm. Prescribed medications have the best chance for cure. These can be stubborn infections to treat.

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