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What are ways to treat toe nail fungus?

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Dr. Joseph Newman answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Terbinafine: It is an antifungal medication that has a good track record for the most common nail infections. It is tolerated well, affordable and generally effective. There are other antifungal medications available as well. If deformed, painful enough surgery is sometimes performed. Lasers are a way to improve the appearance for a time of the fungal nail, but cost issues may be involved.

Answered 12/9/2013

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Dr. Libby Putnam answered

Specializes in Podiatry

We can try!: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you.

Answered 12/10/2013

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