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A 53-year-old member asked:

Nail fungus what home remedyis there for it?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Vicks/ Manuka oil: Some of my patients swear by vicks, applied directly to your nails with a q tip. Another natural remedy is manuka oil. Tougher to find, and definitely more expensive than vicks.
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Dr. Wendy Siegel
Podiatry 20 years experience
None very effective: Nail fungus is very difficult to treat. There is anecdotal evidence that oregano oil may help kill some fungus and also tea tree oil has some efficacy against it, but overall, most of these treatments don't work very well. The best treatments are prescription strength topical in early stages of infection, oral medication or laser treatment. The laser has very good results with no side effects.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Nail fungus - how can I take them off my nails?

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Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 33 years experience
See a podiatrist: If you have a fungal nail infection, prescribed topical and/or oral medications can be used to address it. Some doctors offer laser treatment for nail fungus, but its indication is more for improving the appearance of the nail, rather than curing the infection. Surgical options are available for more severe infections.
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