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A 24-year-old member asked:

Will tea tree oil get rid of toe nail fungus?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Mild case: If the fungus is at tend of the nail it can help. However if it is deeper in the nail it will not penetrate. Lamisil (terbinafine) can be taken orally or can be compounded with dmso.A 2 per cent solution can be effective in about 50 per cent or more f cases without the side effects of oral medictions. Laser is another option, but will not be covered by insurance.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 12 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 vaporub work, as well as other natural oil remedies, 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 29-year-old female asked:

Does pure tea tree oil help get rid of toe nail fungus ?

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Dr. Sung ho Bae
undefined 19 years experience
Sometimes: Tea tree oil has antiseptic and antifungal properties. People have been using them as such purposes for years. Some people have had success on fungal nails (onychomycosis). In my practice I have seen little success with tea tree oil use. However, I do believe that if applied at least once a day routinely, it will help clear fungal nails if used early in the disease phase.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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