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my toe nail has fungus. what can i do?

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Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience Dentistry
See below: A combination of Vicks vapo rub with a couple of drops of liquid chlorine bleach mixed in (three drops in a teaspoon of vaporub) can help treat toenail fungus. Get some latex exam gloves and cut off the fingers. Apply the mix to the toe and cover the toe with the latex 'finger'. It will give a certain hydraulic pressure to the mix to force it under the nail.
Answered on Feb 18, 2015
Dr. Alex Garcia
20 years experience Podiatry
Few options: There are few effective options. The top treatments are pharmacological and laser treatment. Your doctor can further discuss these options and recommend the right one for you.
Answered on Dec 2, 2014
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Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Keep in mind...: The fda has recently come out with a blanket statement that toenail fungus can not be cured. It is "managed" by a number of modalities, but it can always come back in the future. Oral antifungal medicines (lamisil), topical medications (formula 3), laser therapy, surgical removal, homeopathic applications (tea tree oil). Talk to a podiatrist for what will be best and most effective for you.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013

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