A 24-year-old female asked:
fungal infection in nail by pictures?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Martin Raff answered
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Onychomycosis: These usually require oral medications which can only be obtained by prescription. See a doctor and get this treated asap. They can cause permanent loss of nails and other problems if not dealt with contemporaneously.
Answered on Jul 16, 2013
Dr. Joseph Ortiz answered
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Vicks vapor rub: Try applying Vicks vapor rub twice daily to the affected nail for 6-12 months. You should see a clearer healthy appearing nail grow in over that time frame as the diseased nail gets pushed out. The recurrence rate with any type of treatment utilized is very high...So essentially it makes little difference in the long run how you treat it.
Answered on Feb 7, 2020
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