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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to get rid of toenail fungus?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Toe nail fungus : Stubborn problem! usually requires prescription anti fungal pills for 12 weeks, though i've had some patients had success with clorox bleach pens painted on the nails each night.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
No great way: There are topical medications, medications by mouth, laser.
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Three options: There are three main treatment options for toenail fungus. The first option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some possible side effects and consequences. Direct doctor supervision is needed. The second option is laser treatment. This option is also highly effective, in my experience, without any significant side effect. The third option is a topical medication.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to get rid of toenail fungus in a few months?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Good luck: Toenail fungus takes approximately a year to get rid of due to the slow rate of growth of the toanails.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Podiatry 48 years experience
There is no proven way of guaranteeing that you can get rid of toenail fungus in a few months
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How can home remedies get rid of toenail fungus?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
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Usually can't; depen (penicillamine): Other than for a very isolated area of the nail, homemade remedies usually don't work as it takes at least six months for the nail to grow without exposure to nail fungus to stay clean. Even when treated with medication, the fungus often returns. New laser treatments can offer some cosmetic improvement, but usually don't completely eradicate the fungus.
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Oral meds : If not contraindicated are the most effective treatment.
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How can I get rid of a bad toenail fungus?

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Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Many ways...: Topical solutions, oral medications, laser treatments, surgical removal, homeopathic remedies, etc. The most used treatment is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets once daily for 90 days. See a podiatrist for what may be best for your specific needs and expectations.
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How do you get rid of toenail fungus?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Medicine prescribed: For treatment of toenail fungus, a primary care doctor or a dermatologist (skin doctor) can evaluate and start medication. Often, a culture (sample of the fungus) is taken to be tested at the lab. Oral anti-fungals are used. Sometimes, the dermatologist or podiatrist (foot doctor) will remove the bad toenail to let a new one grow in. Some podiatrists are using a laser to treat toenail fungus.

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