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What to do to get rid of toenail fungus while nursing?Fungal growth started around 2.5 months ago and getting bigger on one toe.

What to do to get rid of toenail fungus while nursing?Fungal growth started around 2.5 months ago and getting bigger on one toe.

Topicals: There are a number of topical products that should be safe during pregnancy. Just be patient. Toenails take 9 months to grow and will take at least that long to completely clear. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Paronychia (Definition)

An infection of the skin around the nails. It can be caused by bacteria, fungus, or yeast. Common symptoms include having a painful, swollen, reddened area around the nail at ...Read more


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What antibiotics combination for paronichia;3atacks in6weeks include flucoxacillin, no result ?

What antibiotics combination for paronichia;3atacks in6weeks include flucoxacillin, no result  ?

Surgical drainage: Bad paronychia (infections of the skin surrounding a fingernail) often don't respond to antibiotics since the bacteria that are causing it are walled off in an abcess (pus filled balloon). The definitive treatment is surgical, the affected part of the nail or cuticle needs to be opened to allow the paronychia to drain. If that does not help, a portion of the nail can be removed. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a toenail fungus?

What are the signs of a toenail fungus?

Discoloration...: Some of the changes associated with toenail fungus are thickening, subungual debris, discoloration and in some cases pain. ...Read more

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What causes toenail fungus and how is it treated?

What causes toenail fungus and how is it treated?

Fungus: Fungus in the nails can be very difficult to eradicate. Otc topicals work poorly. Prescription orals carry risks. Prescription topicals don't work all that well either. I do use a laser in my practice that - so far - is quite effective. Fungus spreads and waiting guarantees a more difficult road . See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Toenail fungus in diabetics ?

Toenail fungus in diabetics ?

Diabetes nail fungus: Diabetes affects the whole body, especially the microcirculation. When circulation to feet is compromised, & especially if blood sugar isn't well controlled, fungus can infect nail bed & thrive. Topical treatments are little help. Oral antifungals work but take months & may irritate liver. A podiatrist can offer additional options. Prevention & glucose control are keys. ...Read more

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I have chronic paronchia. I also have a bottle of cleantrax consisting of oxyclorsine - would soaking in this help?

I have chronic paronchia.  I also have a bottle of  cleantrax consisting of oxyclorsine - would soaking in this help?

Horse hoof fungiside: It is a medicine used on horses using that product could be problematic on human skin. ...Read more

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Can you get pain with nail fold infection? What are the other symptoms?

Can you get pain with nail fold infection? What are the other symptoms?

Sure: Pain, swelling, throbbing are common complaints. This is usually treated easily with an oral antibiotic and sometimes a partial nail avulsion is necessary. Or sometimes, a partial nai avulsion without the antibiotic...Depending on the condition and who is treating. ...Read more

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I have had toenail fungus for years, what really works?

I have had toenail fungus for years, what really works?

Speak to your: Doc about oral lamisil (terbinafine). I recommend confirming the fungal nail diagnosis, and checking liver enzymes in bloodwork before starting the treatment. ...Read more

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I'm starting to think I have toenail fungus. What should I do?

I'm starting to think I have toenail fungus. What should I do?

See a foot doc: Or dermatologist who can test the nail and tell you if fungus is present. If so treatment can be discussed. ...Read more

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What is the cure for a toenail fungus?

Few options: There are 3 main treatment options for toenail fungus. The 1st option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some possible side effects. The 2nd option is laser treatment. This option is also highly effective, in my experience. The 3rd option is a topical medication, which is the least effective of the three. Consult your doctor for the right treatment for you. ...Read more

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How to know it is psoriaris or toenail fungus?

How to know it is psoriaris or toenail fungus?

A specimen of : The nail gets sent to the lab and viewed under a microscope. Psoriatic nails may have pitting in them. ...Read more

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How can I treat toenail fungus?

How can I treat toenail fungus?

Several ways: Ranging from debridement, topical medication, oral medication, laser or removal of nail. Consult with podiatrist. ...Read more

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How does toenail fungus spread?

Changes in the nail: Fungus is everywhere and if there is any change to the nail plates attachment to the underlying surface and/or the texture of the nail plate changes (becomes dry or damaged), it is easy for fungus to find an area to spread. If you address removing the environment that fungus want to grow in, you can rid yourself of the fungus. See the podiatrist for an evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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What can you put on toenail fungus ?

Several treatments.: 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. 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

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In what way can I cure toenail fungus?

Fungal nails: Firstly, there are no real cures for fungal nails. Despite what you have read, lasers make the nails appear clearer, but do not cure it. Oral antifungals work to clear the nails, but the fungus can return. It is a continuing process. Home are plus the care from your foot doctor will help you. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a toenail fungus?

Thick yellow...: Usually a fungal infection on a toenail presents like a thick toenail, yellow or white color, and with subungual debris (white stuff under the nail). ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat toenail fungus?

First: Make sure it is fungus. Fungus can look like something else. Have a culture done. If it is fungus you have many options available but depends on severity. Talk with a podiatrist first for options. ...Read more

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How to diagnose the beginning toenail fungus?

Exam: If the nail is changing color such as white or yellow and starting to thicken. It may be a fungus. The only way to be sure is to have a sample of nail sent for testing at a lab. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat toenail fungus?

What is the best way to treat toenail fungus?

Toenail fungus: There are different types of treatment, topical , oral meds, laser, surgical removal. Consult a podiatrist to see what are the best options for you. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to do for toenail fungus?

Treat early.: Begin treatment early. Topical antifungals are often helpful in the early stages. See a podiatrist asap. ...Read more

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Is zetaclear a good solution for treating toenail fungus?

Not a good solution: I imagine somebody comes away from las vegas a winner but most of us lose. It's the same with these topical antifungal remedies. Undecylenic acid is an antifungal but has never been proved effective in nails. So while i might believe someone could see a benefit i would be willing to bet that most of us would be losers. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Toenail fungus?

What is the definition or description of: Toenail fungus?

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

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Is a toenail fungus contagious?

Is a toenail fungus contagious?

Yes: Toenail fungus is an infection. Similar to a bacterial infection except the growth rate is much slower. Although fungus is not as contagious as some bacterial infections, under the right circumstances and on the right host the infection can be contagious. ...Read more

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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