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A 38-year-old member asked:

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

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Dermatolgists: Dermatolgists are the main specialists. Sometimes, podiatrists with adequate training can do a good job.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Several: Podiatrist, dermatologist, family doctor.
Dr. Adam Ringler
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?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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How can I deal with toe nail fungus?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
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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.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is good for toe nail fungus?

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Dr. Nicolas Melgarejo
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A 44-year-old member asked:

How to kill toe nail fungus?

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Dr. Francine Yep
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.
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
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The 411 on how effective on how well different treatments work: Continuous pills [terbinafine, itraconazole] may need blood test to check liver before and half way through treatment. Cure rate 60%. Teatree oil [small study] 64% cure. Vicks Vaporub [small study] 38%. Prescription topical ciclopirox 1 out of 15 or 6%. Good luck! Don't give up.
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A 80-year-old member asked:

Treatment for toe nail fungus?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
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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