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What antifungal (cream, solution or powder) the best for athletes foot? And if its ok. I use all of them to kill 100% the fungus. Thanks

What antifungal (cream, solution or powder) the best for athletes foot? And if its ok. I use all of them to kill 100% the fungus. Thanks

I don't think: One is stronger they just work differently. Try one. You should see improvement in about two weeks. The thing is many people need maintenance therapy or the fungus will grow back. Also, the shoe gear need to be lean and may need "medication" or shoe spray as well. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Fungi (Definition)

Fungi are multi-cellular organisms that grow as yeasts, molds, and mushrooms. Human disease can be cause by fungi that grow as yeasts or molds. Some of these fungi live normally on human skin and do not cause symptoms. Others that normally live in the environment and can cause serious disease when in humans. Still other fungi cause less serious disease such as diaper ...Read more


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How to combat toe nail fungi

How to combat toe nail fungi

Toe nail fungus: Toe nail fungal infections can be treated by using anti fungal nail lotions or anti fungal tablets. Anti fungal nail lotions are available over the counter but tablets needs to be prescribed by physician. ...Read more

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How do I naturally get rid of toe nail fungi?

How do I naturally get rid of toe nail fungi?

Poorly effective: Over the counter or non-prescription, medications for toenail fungus are prevalent. However in my opinion, poorly effective against the infection. There are many medications directed to softening the toenails and improving the appearance of it. This does little to cure the fungus. There are few exceptions out there. Look for a medication with an active ingredient against fungus. Please remember, t. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of fungi on the toe? Is there any over-the-counter medication?

How can you get rid of fungi on the toe? Is there any over-the-counter medication?

Toe fungus: There are several otc topical medications such as Lamisil (terbinafine) cream, lotrimin af, loprox, tolnaftate cream and powder,
desenex powder, to name a few. But may not be as effective
as presciption from your doctor. ...Read more

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My husband is a heavy drinker who just had this test done for medication for toe fungi and it came back abnormal be drinking scents he was young?

My husband is a heavy drinker who just had this test done for medication for toe fungi and it came back abnormal be drinking scents he was young?

Not sure: What the question is or what the specific medication is. Abnormal liver function tests can sometimes be caused by antifungal medications as well as alcohol. ...Read more

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Hi, I had toe fungi I guess 1 or 2 month ago I guess and like my toe nail started coming off. So I there was like top right part of my toe nail......?

Hi, I had toe fungi I guess 1 or 2 month ago I guess and like my toe nail started coming off. So I there was like top right part of my toe nail......?

See a podiatrist: Get an evaluation by a podiatrist to determine if you do indeed have a fungal infection. If the answer is yes then begin treatment either topically, orally or with an approved laser. ...Read more

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My toe nail as some kind of fungi infection which I can't get rid of! ?

My toe nail as some kind of fungi infection which I can't get rid of! ?

Infections of: Nails can be quite difficult to get rid of. For best response, a dermatologist can get a culture and provide treatments that are stronger than what is available over the counter. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat a toe-nail fungus/fungi infection?

What are some ways to treat a toe-nail fungus/fungi infection?

Drugs: Usually onychomycosis persists life long unless treated with an effective anti-fungal agent such as terbinafine or itraconazole which have replaced the more toxic griseofulvin. You need a doctor's prescription for the oral meds laser treatments are now being offered. ...Read more

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I have an unidentified toe fungus. Will athlete's foot cream work effectively on any kind of fungi?

Toenail fungus: Topical anti-fungal creams are very ineffective in treating toenail fungus due to their poor penetration of the nail plate. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an unidentified toe fungis. Will athlete's foot cream work effectively on any kind of fungi?

No: Athlete's foot cream will work most of the time. You should treat for more than a month to be sure it is gone. Severe infections may require treatment with an oral medication such as Griseofulvin or fluconazole. If the fungus is in the toenail (tinea unguium) then you will most likely need an oral medication (see your doctor or podiatrist). ...Read more

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My pinky toe nail at the side is a little bit dark and not as white as the whole nail. What does this mean? Fungi? If I cut it, it grows back the same

My pinky toe nail at the side is a little bit dark and not as white as the whole nail. What does this mean? Fungi? If I cut it, it grows back the same

It may be fungus: But doesn't have to be, that little toe is often subjugated to trauma from shoe and all the microtrauma can cause thickening and slight discoloration.
The only way to know the true etiology is to have a sample of the nail sent for pathology. (A podiatrist or dermatologist frequently do this.) ...Read more

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How should I treat toe nail fungi? I bought fungi-nail from my local walmart but after 3 months I have no improvements. I usually get my finger and toe nails painted at a nearby nail shop. This fall I had a pain shooting through my toe (toe nail area). Af

How should I treat toe nail fungi? I bought fungi-nail from my local walmart but after 3 months I have no improvements. I usually get my finger and toe nails painted at a nearby nail shop. This fall I had a pain shooting through my toe (toe nail area). Af

I: I would recommend you see a dermatologist who can perform a nail culture, determine what type of fungus you might have, and then discuss treatment options if the culture comes back positive for fungus. Otc medications are unlikely to help if you have fungus under your nails. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have a cut under my pinky toe, but I also get blister all the time in that same toe. What can I do to prevent it from getting blisters or cuts under? Its been a problem for almost a year and a half ive tried fungi-nail ointment and no different. What ca

I have a cut under my pinky toe, but I also get blister all the time in that same toe. What can I do to prevent it from getting blisters or cuts under? Its been a problem for almost a year and a half ive tried fungi-nail ointment and no different. What ca

Blister and scaling: Your symptoms are mostly likely symptoms of a fungal. I prefer antifungal gels held in this region but any prescription antifungal medication. Ie: Naftin (naftifine), Luzu, Spectazole used appropriated should clear it up. To prevent recurrence make sure you were sanitized socks that are changed daily. Do not wear the same shoes daily. Bacterial infection can occur here as well. A culture could be indicated. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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So my toe is red and sore and shines. It's my toe next to my big toe on the left foot. And I do have a fungi problem with the toe. What do I do!?

So my toe is red and sore and shines. It's my toe next to my big toe on the left foot. And I do have a fungi problem with the toe. What do I do!?

Sore toe: If you have soreness along with swelling and redness, there could be an infection in the toenail. Check with your doctor about treatments if your symptoms don't resolve. ...Read more

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Had multiple HIV and STDs tests up to 5 months and HIV antibody up to 7 months- all negative. Now toe nail fungi- what is it?

Had multiple HIV and STDs tests up to 5 months and HIV antibody up to 7 months- all negative. Now toe nail fungi- what is it?

Toenail fungus: Fungal infection of a toenail can occur in otherwise healthy people. It is not necessarily a sign of other disease. ...Read more

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How to cure a fungus on toe?

How to cure a fungus on toe?

Antifungal Medicines: There is not necessarily a 'cure', but we have many options for treatment. First, is this fungus in the toenail or on the skin? I am going to approach the answer as if it is in the nail.
Treatment options:
1. Home Remedy: Mix equal parts of Listerine with White Vinegar and apply that with a Q-tip daily.
2. Prescription Topical Medicine
3. Oral Medication (Lamisil (terbinafine) or Sporanox) ...Read more

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How can I cure my toe fungus?

How can I cure my toe fungus?

Many options: There are topical and oral antifungal medications available for the treatment of nail fungus. Specialized lasers are also now available for treatment of fungal nail infections. See a specialist and get their professional advice. ...Read more

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How can fungus in your toes grow?

Fungus: Likes dark, wet, moist areas your feet, toenails in socks and shoes are a perfect breeding ground for the critters. ...Read more

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How can I cure a toe fungus at home?

How can I cure a toe fungus at home?

You can't: Toe fungus is very difficult to treat. You need dermatologists to help. ...Read more

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How can I treat a 15 y.o. toe fungus?

How can I treat a 15 y.o. toe fungus?

If truly fungus: Meaning positive lab result oral Lamisil (terbinafine) works well. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have toe fungus or something else?

A specimen: Gets sampled and sent to a lab who stain the specimen look under a microscope and tell you what they see.... ...Read more

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In the small toe there is a fungus but it turned into a deep opening like a wound how should it be treated?

In the small toe there is a fungus but it turned into a deep opening like a wound how should it be treated?

It is possible: If a toenail infection becomes severe enough, it could lead to loss of the nail. Toenail fungus often time cases the nail to be brittle and loose form the nail bed. The slightest amount of trauma could cause the nail to be completely detached causing loss of the entire nail. Get it taken care of by a professional to avoid preventable complications. ...Read more

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My partner has had toe fungus since he was 8yrs old and he is 23 now. He has tried everything and nothing has worked. Still is trying. What can he do?

My partner has had toe fungus since he was 8yrs old and he is 23 now. He has tried everything and nothing has worked. Still is trying. What can he do?

Confirm fungus.: The first thing he should do is see a doctor and have a sample of his nail sent for pathology to confirm it is indeed a fungus. It could be something else that looks like a fungal nail. Fungal nail infections are not common in young children. If it is confirmed to be a fungus then laser therapy is a viable option. ...Read more

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Does toe fungus always smell bad?

Does toe fungus always smell bad?

Not necessarily: Fungus may not necessarily have a bad odor. If one were to thoroughly wash the affected area the smell may go away even though one may still have an underlying fungal infection. The odor one may smell that is often accompanies with a fungal infection may be due to bacteria or excessive sweating or moisture in the area. ...Read more

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Can you get toe fungus from a pedicure?

Can you get toe fungus from a pedicure?

Pedicures: I have always warned my patients about pedicures and the spread of certain diseases such as fungus, hepatitis and TB. Before having a pedicure, make sure the place looks clean. See if they sterilize their instruments; check their health record on line; Make sure they sterilize their instruments, use new files between clients and use a plastic insert in the foot basin. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of toe fungus?

Is it possible to get rid of toe fungus?

Topical, oral, laser: There are topical and oral antifungal medications available for the treatment of fungus. Specialized lasers are also now available for treatment of fungal nail infections. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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

Oral meds or laser.: Topical solutions are often ineffective. Oral medications are about 75% effective an FDA approved laser can be up to 90% effective in getting rid of nail fungus. Depending on the severity of your nail fungus you may need debridement/thinning of the nails in addition to oral meds or laser treatment. See a Dr. For your best treatment options. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more