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how do i get rid of a persistent fungal toe nail infection?

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Dr. David Voron
50 years experience Dermatology
Seebelow: The most effective treatment is oral terbinafine, taken for 6 weeks for fingernail infections, and 12 weeks for toenail infections.
Answered on Feb 7, 2020
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: See a doctor for either oral medication, removal of the nail, or laser treatment.
Answered on Jul 2, 2016
Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
21 years experience Podiatry
Laser treatment: The best treatment is laser with topical bid, steri shoe for all shoe gear.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
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Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Many ways...: Topical solutions, oral medications, laser treatments, surgical removal, homeopathic remedies, etc. The most used treatment is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets once daily for 90 days. See a podiatrist for what may be best for your specific needs and expectations. Tea tree oil is one of the home remedies that has been shown to work and some have tried Vicks vaporub.
Answered on Feb 7, 2020
Dr. Darrell Latva
41 years experience Podiatry
TREATMENT OPTIONS: First, is it fungus? Other infections can cause the same appearance; a yeast, for example. A doctor should test for fungus. Then, there are topicals and orals, the most popular being terbinafine for 3 months. I quote 70% success w/ pills. Need bloodwork to check your liver. Be careful with statins; coordinate w/ your PCP. I find topicals very disappointing. Old wive's tale-Vicks Vaporub. Dr. Latva
Answered on Mar 13, 2020

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