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For Nail Fungus What Can I Use Other Than Pills
Pill: Is more effective. Those polishes work less than 10 percent of the time,. ...Read more
No "quick" fix: 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. Have your nails evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
It may help: I see no reason not to try. ...Read more
How long should I wait to have alcohol after taking terbinafine for nail fungus? I took the last pill yesterday. I took it for 6 weeks.
Alcohol terbinafine: How long should I wait to have alcohol after taking terbinafine for nail fungus? I took the last pill yesterday. I took it for 6 weeks. ANS: usually have to take longer than this. I would go to Drugs.com and look up alcohol and this med interactions with this and all other meds you are on. ...Read more
Is Fungi Nail solution good for curing toenail fungus?what's better, Tolnaftate or Fungi Nail?or can I use both for 1 nail?need some very effective. Thx
I have a black spot on the side of my big toe nail. I got a nail fungus a few years ago at a salon.... Tried topical and even pills... Now this spot?
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
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
For a natural remedy... What amts and how long use castor oil /tea tree oil for treatmt of nail fungus/athletes foot? How do they need diluted, if any
Natural is GREAT when it works.
I have found that it is a hit-and-miss proposition.
You can follow the label on the bottle of tea tree oil or see your podiatrist for a diagnosis and prescription.
Nail fungus is VERY hard to kill. I would treat both the nails and the athletes foot infection at the same time and get it done as quickly as possible.
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Dr. Jeffrey kass, my no. S were 65 and 68. The medicine is for nail fungus its prescribed and it starts with an?
Range is 5-40 iu/l
alt range is 7-56 iu/l so if your numbers are 65 and 68 respectively you should not take an oral antifungal agent and you should discuss with your doctor why your levels are out of normal range and if anything can be done to correct the numbers and reason why they are high. ...Read more
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
It is very difficult: Nail fungus is a challenge because the fungus is in the nail, hard, non-porous and grows very slowly. Topical medications rarely work because of that. Oral medications and laser are the most effective forms of treatment, but nothing works quickly or all the time. Oral meds have risks; laser has little risk, but is not covered by insurance. ...Read more
Tough/long to treat: Toe nail fungus (onychomycosis) is rather difficult to treat and often requires 3-4 months/cycles of medication and may take 6-8 months or longer to get a "new/normal" nail. If only one nail involved, removing the nail maybe a better option. Recurrence is common, unfortunately. Consult your doc for the best treatment option for you. Good luck. ...Read more
Maybe?: The reason you hear so many treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. I've seen vaporub work, as well as other natural oil remedies, but very rarely. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them. ...Read more
Several treatments.: The reason you hear so many treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. I've seen vaporub work, as well as other natural oil remedies, but rarely. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them. ...Read more
Many types: There are over the counter topical medicines, as well as homeopathic remedied, or oral prescription medication. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: First be sure of the diagnosis. Terbinafine pill taken 1 a day for 3 months works most of the time. Prescription costs $10. When it works, there is a better nail in a year. Laser costs $1200, not covered by ins., better nail in a year if it works. Topicals are much less effective and much more expensive. Meanwhile, ventillate your feet, keep nails short, take sox off in bed. ...Read more
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