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treatment for toe nail fungus?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 43 years experience
Toenail: Best treatment for toenail fungus is a pill called Lamisil or generic, terbinafine. Ask your dermatologist for a prescription. It will take three months of treatment and repeat treatments are often necessary.
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 31 years experience
Topical option: Topical Clotrimazole (over the counter athlete's foot cream) rubbed into the cuticle twice a day can sometimes control the effects but it will not cure it. For some in whom the pills may not be safe, it is an option. The toenail fungus will return when the topical cream is stopped.
Dr. Adam Ringler
Podiatry 18 years experience
Nail fungus treatmen: I ususally outline the following options for my patinets: topical creams topical antifungal nail polish removal of nail oral antifungals (some risk of liver concerns) laser nail treatment. Talk with your podiatrist about these options to see which is best for you.
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
See a doctor: See a doctor. There are oral and topical treatments. Let them help decide whicih is the best treatment fo you.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What kind of doctor do you see for a toe nail fungus?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Dermatolgists: Dermatolgists are the main specialists. Sometimes, podiatrists with adequate training can do a good job.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Why does toe nail fungus happen?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Fungus on skin: Fungus on the skin spreads to the nai in susceptible individuals. When ignored the fungus spreads from the end of the nail inward involving part or the whole nail.The greater thecinvolvement thecmore difficult it is to eradicate. Oral medications work only inbabout 60 per cent or less spending on severity. Lasers can be effective but may need to be repeated in 2 years.
A 55-year-old member asked:

How can I deal with toe nail fungus?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Difficultly!: Be sure your doctor knows your preference for stitches before you head into the operating room.-------dp: as is stated, this is possible. Sometimes there are preferences and sometimes they cannot be honored. Surgeons need to do what they do and think best. Certainly you should discuss this with your surgeon and get his/her opinion and see if they are willing to honor it.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is good for toe nail fungus?

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Dr. Nicolas Melgarejo
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Oral antifungals: There are several oral antifungals available that can treat onychomycosis (fungal nail infection) very effectively. It is a slow process though.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What toe nail fungus treatment is good?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Many: Different treatments work for different people. It may consist of topical meds, oral meds, laser, surgery.

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