A 38-year-old member asked:
what kind of doctor do you see for a toe nail fungus?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 50 years experience
Dermatolgists: Dermatolgists are the main specialists. Sometimes, podiatrists with adequate training can do a good job.
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Podiatry 41 years experience
Several: Podiatrist, dermatologist, family doctor.
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Podiatry 18 years experience
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 39-year-old member asked:
Why does toe nail fungus happen?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 46 years experience
Fungus on skin: Fungus on the skin spreads to the nai in susceptible individuals. When ignored the fungus spreads from the end of the nail inward involving part or the whole nail.The greater thecinvolvement thecmore difficult it is to eradicate. Oral medications work only inbabout 60 per cent or less spending on severity. Lasers can be effective but may need to be repeated in 2 years.
6100 viewsAnswered Oct 4, 2018
A 55-year-old member asked:
How can I deal with toe nail fungus?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Difficultly!: Be sure your doctor knows your preference for stitches before you head into the operating room.-------dp: as is stated, this is possible. Sometimes there are preferences and sometimes they cannot be honored. Surgeons need to do what they do and think best. Certainly you should discuss this with your surgeon and get his/her opinion and see if they are willing to honor it.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
What is good for toe nail fungus?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Oral antifungals: There are several oral antifungals available that can treat onychomycosis (fungal nail infection) very effectively. It is a slow process though.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
How to kill toe nail fungus?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Fungus B Gone: Try tea tree oil 1-2 x daily under nail or Vicks vaporub at night. Dr. Haley suggests otc urea cream to soften the nail. May take 2-4 months before you notice normal nail by your cuticle. Treatment applied to your nail often doesn't work as well as prescription pills. Your toenail must be tested for fungus before pills can be prescribed. Also, treat any lurking athlete's foot. Slow going.
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A 80-year-old member asked:
Treatment for toe nail fungus?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 43 years experience
Toenail: Best treatment for toenail fungus is a pill called Lamisil or generic, terbinafine. Ask your dermatologist for a prescription. It will take three months of treatment and repeat treatments are often necessary.
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