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i have a fungal infection on the left foot and the big toe nail.what should i do?

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Dr. Jeffrey Hick
12 years experience Dermatology
Antifunglas: See your physician to get a prescription antifungal medication and topical nail treatment. You can start with otc products such as Lamisil (terbinafine) and lotrimin.
Answered on Jun 26, 2014
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Antifungal spray: Start with antifungal spray and get a blood test for liver enzymes to see if you can take oral medication.
Answered on Jul 18, 2013
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Keep in mind...: The fda has recently come out with a blanket statement that toenail fungus can not be cured. It is 'managed' by a number of modalities, but it can always come back in the future. Oral antifungal medicines (lamisil), topical medications (formula 3), laser therapy, surgical removal, homeopathic applications (tea tree oil). Talk to a podiatrist for what will be best and most effective for you.
Answered on Jun 8, 2014
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