A 40-year-old member asked:
Is it safe to treat toenail fungus while pregnant?
5 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: Over the counter topic medications are safe to use. Prescription oral medication like Griseofulvin are not recommended during pregnancy.
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Podiatry 41 years experience
Probably: I would only use a topical. Make sure you look at the label for any warnings about use during pregnancy.
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Podiatry 31 years experience
Laser or wait: Oral medications such as terbinafine (lamisil) are very effective, but are not to be used in pregnancy due to risk of birth defects. Laser treatment is safe, effective but usually not covered by insurance. Topical treatment is generally safe, but not very effective.. You can always wait to take oral medication as nail fungus is mostly unsightly, and rarely harmful.
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Podiatry 38 years experience
Treatments: Such as oral medication should not be given. Laser treatment should be fine but always check with obgyn.
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Podiatry 36 years experience
Depends...: There are safe ways to treat fungal nails while pregnant, just not with oral antifungals. See a podiatrist for details.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Can you use Vicks for toenail fungus while pregnant ?
4 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 23 years experience
Sure it's fungus?: If your toenail hasn't been checked, because you are pregnant, please make sure that what is on your toenail is a fungus and not something else. See a podiatrist. Unfortunately, Vicks won't treat toenail fungus. Fungus is an infection. It will soften the nail so that the fungus doesn't have anything to grow on; however, once you stop using it, it hasn't cured the fungus.
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