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A 35-year-old member asked:

How can i get rid of a bad toenail fungus?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 37 years experience
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.
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Few options: In my opinion, there are three main treatment options for toenail fungus. The first option is an oral medication. The second option is laser treatment and the third and least effective is a topical medication. Consult your doctor for the best treatment option for your infection.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 13 years experience
Several treatments.: The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. I've seen natural oil remedies work, but very rarely. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How to get rid of toenail fungus for good?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Toenail fungus: To treat nail fungus, your doctor may prescribe an oral antifungal medication. Studies have shown the most effective treatments to be terbinafine (lamisil) and itraconazole (sporanox). There are also topical medications like formula 3 which has a money back guarantee.
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How do you get rid of toenail fungus?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Medicine prescribed: For treatment of toenail fungus, a primary care doctor or a dermatologist (skin doctor) can evaluate and start medication. Often, a culture (sample of the fungus) is taken to be tested at the lab. Oral anti-fungals are used. Sometimes, the dermatologist or podiatrist (foot doctor) will remove the bad toenail to let a new one grow in. Some podiatrists are using a laser to treat toenail fungus.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How can home remedies get rid of toenail fungus?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 38 years experience
Usually can't; depen (penicillamine): Other than for a very isolated area of the nail, homemade remedies usually don't work as it takes at least six months for the nail to grow without exposure to nail fungus to stay clean. Even when treated with medication, the fungus often returns. New laser treatments can offer some cosmetic improvement, but usually don't completely eradicate the fungus.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to get rid of toenail fungus?

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Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Toe nail fungus : Stubborn problem! usually requires prescription anti fungal pills for 12 weeks, though i've had some patients had success with clorox bleach pens painted on the nails each night.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Any good home remedies that can get rid of toenail fungus?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Olive leaf extract: If toenail fungus is not extensive whole nail than it can respond to oral olive leaf extract which has antifungal properties. It needs to e taken for 6 or more months to achieve significant improvement.Bit cause occasional nausea.

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