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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.
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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