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Can Toe Nails Recover When Fungus Pretty Much Eats Away At Them
I have toenail fungus on one toe and the nail just came off with the phone get something eat should I continue to apply the over-the-counter medicine?
Medication or laser: Fungus is an organism theat thrives in the skin and nails and lives in a dark, damp environment like shoes and socks. First you need to culture the nail to determine it is fungus. Once confirmed, discuss with your podiatric physician possible treatments. These would include topical and oral meds and laser. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Contact: Fungus can be transferred by fomites or non-living objects such as socks, shoes or carpet. It can also be spread if the infected foot comes in contact with the non-infected foot. It is important to let your feet and shoes dry out regularly to avoid a moist environment that fungus likes. There are also fungal treatments that can be found in your local pharmacy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably not going: to clear true nail fungus. Fungus is a hard thing to cure with topical medications as the mold gets inside and under your nail. Most likely you can clear nail fungus with topical medication if the fungus is more superficial on top of nails, but this kind of fungus is not as common. ...Read more