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is there any topical treatment for toe nail fungus, thickening and discolored toenails ?

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Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience Dermatology
Topical : Topical treatments essentially don't work for nail fungus. There are anti fungal nail lacquers that are inexpensive and with really 0 side effects, but the response rate is about 10%. Nightly soaks for 20 minutes in dilute white vinegar (1/2c per gallon) probably has the same meager response. Oral antifungal medicine is really they way to go for this, but even that only has a 70% response rate.
Answered on Feb 1, 2018
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Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
White vinegar fails because it IS effective against bacteria , but the different cell wall of fungal organisms prevent it from working.
Dec 31, 2013

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