A 23-year-old female asked:
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how can i treat my toe fungi infection? i tried an over-the-counter treatment but it didn't work, and now my toe nail has come off?

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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
41 years experience Podiatry
Terbinafine: Oral terbinafine is the most reliable treatment for toenail fungus. It requires a prescription and most drs.Will do some blood work. It still leaves a lot to be desired and toenail fungus has a fairly high recurrence rate.
Answered on Nov 10, 2018
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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. 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 Dec 10, 2013

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