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A 39-year-old member asked:

is there a way to treat fingernail fungus naturally?

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Dr. Robert Kornfeld
Podiatry 41 years experience
Nail fungus: The answer is yes. These organisms are alive and present in the GI tract. They are supported by sugars. There are many reasons why they may be flourishing in the GI tract. The nail infection is a discharge of the internal infection and, as such, can be cleared by clearing the GI issues allowing the infection.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
You can try : Tea tree oil.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Has any one heard of leucatin use in treatment of fingernail fungus?

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Dr. Steven Frydman
Podiatry 47 years experience
No: There are pills that one can take and some topical antifungals that would work better.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How is fingernail fungus spread?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Touching: Fungus is a living organism, you can't always see the fungus with your naked eyes. You start to see it when there is a lot of fungus or the result of what fungus does. So you may only see it after a nail is discolored or thick. Technically, it can spread and touching something can cause fungus from the finger to go where you touch. How likely that will occur - i can not answer.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the common ways to contract a fingernail fungus?

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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 9 years experience
Transmission: Transmission of nail fungus is by direct contact with someone that has a nail fungus or with an object that has the fungus on it (fomite).
Asheville, NC
A 35-year-old male asked:

I have a fungus or something on my fingernails and its made all of them fall off what can I take to regrow my nails.?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Nail fungus: Nail fungus is a reason why you can lose your nails. Lamisil (terbinafine) can help treat nail fungus for many people. Start with a visit to your primary doctor for an examination. Most pcps are comfortable treating nail fungus, and they can start treatment after some basic lab testing.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What should I do for this fungus in my fingernail?

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Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 19 years experience
Fungal infection: Please keep finger nail clean and dry. Consider some white vinegar soaks. If no better in a couple weeks then see doctor for more powerful treatments. Likely will need oral medication or prescription strength meds but natural treatment would be the first line.

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