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How do you get rid of fungus under toe nails ?

How do you get rid of fungus under toe nails ?

Medication or laser: Fungus is an organism theat thrives in the skin and nails and lives in a dark, damp environment like shoes and socks. First you need to culture the nail to determine it is fungus. Once confirmed, discuss with your podiatric physician possible treatments. These would include topical and oral meds and laser. ...Read more

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I have fungus under some of my toe nails. Are there alternative treatments (home) to get rid of it?

I have fungus under some of my toe nails. Are there alternative treatments (home) to get rid of it?

Maybe?: 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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My toe nail has fungus. What can I do?

My toe nail has fungus. What can I do?

Keep in mind...: The fda has recently come out with a blanket statement that toenail fungus can not be cured. It is "managed" by a number of modalities, but it can always come back in the future. Oral antifungal medicines (lamisil), topical medications (formula 3), laser therapy, surgical removal, homeopathic applications (tea tree oil). Talk to a podiatrist for what will be best and most effective for you. ...Read more

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What causes toe nail fungus?

What causes toe nail fungus?

See a podiatrist: Fungus is everywhere. The nail plate typically is smooth and adhered to the underlying bed, but if there is any damage that causes the nail plate to lift and/or there is a change in the texture of the nail plate, fungus is very opportunistic. The key for treatment is prevention and getting rid of environments that fungus like. A podiatrist can recommend topical, oral or even laser therapy. ...Read more

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How would you know if toe fungus from your toe nail falling of because of dancing?

How would you know if toe fungus from your toe nail falling of because of dancing?

Lab test.: Your podiatrist can take a sample and send it to a lab for identification. They'll be able to tell you whether there is a fungus present or whether the nail is just traumatized. ...Read more

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I have fungus on my big toe nail its been there forma while now, but recently it started to hurt a lot i can't almost touch my toe, why is that?

I have fungus on my big toe nail its been there forma while now, but recently it started to hurt a lot i can't almost touch my toe, why is that?

Pressure on nail bed: Fungus of toenail can cause nail to become thick and hard, often with a significant amount of debri underneath nail. This can cause pressure on nail bed and hence pain: especially with shoes on. Sometimes this can get secondarily infected with bacteria. ...Read more

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Why does toe nail fungus happen?

Why fungus?: Fungus is everywhere in the environment. If it enters an area where fungus can reproduce (dark, moist, warm) then it can start to grow. Keeping your feet dry and seekin care at the first sign of any nail chages is your best chance to prevent it. ...Read more

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What is good for toe nail fungus?

Oral antifungals: There are several oral antifungals available that can treat onychomycosis (fungal nail infection) very effectively. It is a slow process though. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

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