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Fungus Between Toes
In between my toes is red, very itchy, and dry. Used fungus spray for a week but it's not helping. It's spreading too. What else can it be?
A specimen: Gets sampled and sent to a lab who stain the specimen look under a microscope and tell you what they see.... ...Read more
Not necessarily: Fungus may not necessarily have a bad odor. If one were to thoroughly wash the affected area the smell may go away even though one may still have an underlying fungal infection. The odor one may smell that is often accompanies with a fungal infection may be due to bacteria or excessive sweating or moisture in the area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you please describe the negative side effects from taking oral meds for toe fungus that won't go away?
Side effects: Different medications have different side effects. The medication that I use for my patients with your problem carries the risk of liver damage. To lower the risk, we draw blood to ensure the patient's liver is healthy before we start the medication and after several weeks to ensure that no damage is occuring. ...Read more
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