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How is fingernail fungus spread?

How is fingernail fungus spread?

Touching: Fungus is a living organism, you can't always see the fungus with your naked eyes. You start to see it when there is a lot of fungus or the result of what fungus does. So you may only see it after a nail is discolored or thick. Technically, it can spread and touching something can cause fungus from the finger to go where you touch. How likely that will occur - i can not answer. ...Read more

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Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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What are the common ways to contract a fingernail fungus?

Transmission: Transmission of nail fungus is by direct contact with someone that has a nail fungus or with an object that has the fungus on it (fomite). ...Read more

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How do you prevent fingernail fungus?

Fungus: It is very difficult to avoid exposure to the organism that causes nail fungus. Keeping your nails clean and properly cut will help. Avoid leaving polish on for more than 24hrs, avoid trauma to finger nails and bed. ...Read more

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Can listerine to cure fingernail fungus?

Old wives tail: Minimal chance of it working. There are a lot better treatment options. See you doctor. ...Read more

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Has any one heard of leucatin use in treatment of fingernail fungus?

Yes: Leucatin does not work for fungus nails. The fda has filed charges against the company that produces leucatin. ...Read more

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I've gone thru 2 rounds of Lamisil (terbinafine) orally 250mg to cure fingernail fungus in 3 of my fingernails. It got better. Now it came back worse. What to do?

I've gone thru 2 rounds of Lamisil (terbinafine) orally 250mg to cure fingernail fungus in 3 of my fingernails. It got better. Now it came back worse. What to do?

Define rounds: Some doctors prescribe Lamisil (terbinafine) for 90 days straight, others pulse dose the medicine i.E you take it one day for a week and then stop for 3 months and repeat 2 more times. When you say rounds was that 2 full treatments or 2/3rds of a treament? That would make a difference. Keep in mind it doesn;t always work and fungus can be recalcitrant and come back. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about index finger to become swollen and ice cold due to a fingernail fungus?

Can you please tell me about index finger to become swollen and ice cold due to a fingernail fungus?

Could happen if : Something like that happens if you got an infection and the digit swelled and then was so swollen cut off the circulation.......The description sounds serious enough to be checked out asap. If that means an emergency room then go....You may need antibiotics... ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Fungus (Definition)

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