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Can toenail fungus be transferred by sharing nail polish?

Can toenail fungus be transferred by sharing nail polish?

Yes: Fungus can harbor in nail polish. It is highly recommended to not share nail polish with other people. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenail Fungus (Definition)

Described as having a microscopic mushroom infection of any one of the ten toenails. This infection can lead to the nail becoming extremely thickened ...Read more


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I wonder if Fungi Nail solution for toenail fungus is effective if there is nail polish on toenail before I put solution? Can polish worsen it? Thanks

I wonder if Fungi Nail solution for toenail fungus is effective if there is nail polish on toenail before I put solution? Can polish worsen it? Thanks

Nail polish is a-: -barrier 2 the medication. Nails can discolor nails & it looks like a fungus but it is not. It will grow out a B normal. Also if you look at the base of the nail as it grows out, the nail is normal, compared to the area that still has color on it. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter remedy for toenail fungus? Is it okay that I use nail polish? They look yellow and terrible.

What is the best over-the-counter remedy for toenail fungus? Is it okay that I use nail polish? They look yellow and terrible.

Toenail fungus: There is no good otc treatment for toenail fungus. The laquers work slightly better than the creams, but it will basically only slow the process down. To get effective treatment you really need a prescription medication like Lamisil (terbinafine) (250 mg daily for 42 days) or sporanox. These are now available cheaply as generics (about $30 for a 6 week course). ...Read more

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I have athletes foot have been using terbinafine for a week. I think I have toenail fungus will that help or do I need a polish/use over nail polish?

Toenail fungus: terbinafine cream is for topical (skin) antifungal treatment and will not penetrate into the toenail for effective treatment. Specific toenail products are used due to components that penetrate into the hard keratin structure of the nail. There are many over the counter products that can be tried, but often a stronger doctors formula or prescription strength product is necessary. ...Read more

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How do you get nail fungus?

Fungus is all around: The fungus is all around us. If you are suseptible and if the exposed to a critical degree, then the fungus can occur. Usually nail fungus starts first with a skin fungal infection. If you can control skin fungal infections (athlete's foot), then this can diminish the opportunity for the nail becoming infected. Washing and drying the foot well, changing sock daily can help. Dr l. ...Read more

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Which is better nail fungus medication: polish versus pill?

Pill: Is more effective. Those polishes work less than 10 percent of the time, . ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of nail fungus?

Is there a good way to get rid of nail fungus?

Not really: Treatment ranges from topical meds to oral meds to laser treatment, to toenail removal. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my nail fungus?

Pills or creams: Oral antifungals work best. Creams and lacquers do not work very well. ...Read more

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Fastest way to get rid of toe nail fungus?

Options: Any toenail takes approximately 8 months on an average to outgrow, therefore this is the time frame to get rid of a nail fungus. The best treatments are performed by your podiatrist and include: laser treatment and oral medications. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of toe nail fungus?

What are ways to get rid of toe nail fungus?

We can try!: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of horrible nail fungus?

What are good ways to get rid of horrible nail fungus?

See the podiatrist: Fungus gets under the toenail when the nail plate is lifted from the underlying bed. At the first sign of this, have your toenails evaluated by a podiatrist. There are several treatment options available to help treat including debridement (trimming), topical & oral meds and laser treatment. But keep in mind once treated, you have to avoid re-infection! Fungus is always around. ...Read more

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I've had nail fungus since I was a kid. How do I get rid of it?

I've had nail fungus since I was a kid. How do I get rid of it?

I would have the: Nail tested to confirm it is indeed fungus and if so and there is no contraindication recommend oral lamisil (terbinafine). ...Read more

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Does it get rid of nail fungus on toe?

Does it get rid of nail fungus on toe?

We can try!: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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How do u get rid of finger nail fungus?

How do u get rid of finger nail fungus?

Antifungal: You could take an antifungal pill prescribed by a doctor. There are also some topical antifungals that may help. Some people advocate natural remedies including tea tree oil and vinegar. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of finger nail. Fungus?

Med from doctor: Now thankfully the medications needed to treat fungus of the nails is generic and not so expensive. Nothing else works nearly as reliably. It can rarely cause liver problems to take these medications, but most people can take it safely. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of finger nail fungus?

How can I get rid of finger nail fungus?

Sporonox: A prescription anti fungal like sporonox can take it away. You take it for a week, take three weeks off and repeat it for three cycles. Hopefully that will take care of it. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of toe nail fungus?

What are some ways to get rid of toe nail fungus?

We can try!: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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

Best way: The best way to treat fungal nails is starting with cutera genesis nail laser treatment x 3. Apply formula 3 topical 2x a day. Purchase and apply all shoe gear to a steri shoe. Finally if an athelets foot is involved then an anti fungal 2x a day. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get rid of an advanced toe nail fungus?

Is there any way to get rid of an advanced toe nail fungus?

Yes: The nail should be taken out completely and new nail should come out, in the same we treat the fungal infection. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of foot and toe nail fungus/athletes foot?

How can I get rid of foot and toe nail fungus/athletes foot?

Different options: In order from least to most effective: Topical antifungals, oral antifungals, laser treatment (only for toe nails). ...Read more

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If my toenail fungus is cured will the nail get thin and smooth again?

If my toenail fungus is cured will the nail get thin and smooth again?

It should: The nail looking normal is usually the sign that the fungus has resolved. However, there are other causes for thick nails, including circulation problems, psoriasis, and others. A person can have thick toenails without a fungus causing the problem. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if my toenail fungus is cured will the nail get thin and normal?

It might.: The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. No one can guarantee your nail will return to "normal" after treatment for a fungus. ...Read more

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What can I buy for a nail fungus in my feet that will work or do I need a perscription, had it for a while and nothing will get rid of it?

Rx is best: Particularly oral terbinafibe but that's once it's a confirmed fungus by lab testing. Many cases of thick or ugly nails may not be fungus. ...Read more

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Annoying nail fungus on big toe. Any remedies to get rid of it?

Annoying nail fungus on big toe. Any remedies to get rid of it?

Many ways: Topical solutions, oral medications, laser treatments, surgical removal, homeopathic remedies, etc. The most used treatment is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets once daily for 90 days. See a podiatrist for what may be best for your specific needs and expectations. ...Read more

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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?

Nail off: First be sure there is no exposed tissue, because you will have a raging infection if you use that stuff on open skin. Frankly the otc fungus topicals are worthless ...Read more

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How does one get rid of toe nail fungus on big toes?

Many ways: There are many other topical treatments that may me effective, as well as oral antifungals or laser treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more