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Dr. Frank Smith
Board Certified, Podiatry
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White peeling skin on soles of feet, occasional burning at night. is this related to toenail fungus? is it reversible with treatment?

Dr. Frank Smith
Board Certified, Podiatry
24 years in practice
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White peeling skin on soles of feet, occasional burning at night. is this related to toenail fungus? is it reversible with treatment?

Burning peeling skin: Sounds like you may have athletes feet especially if you have nail fungus if it is athletes feet which is a fungus infection of the skin than its usually easy to treat with OTC creams if you can't get it to go away see a podiatrist or a dermatologist. Sometimes it will cause itching as well. Yes its reversible if its a fungus infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


Dr. Jordan Steinberg
Board Certified, Podiatry
9 years in practice
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I miss my open toed sandals. Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology kill toenail fungus? I have three very thick yellow toenails on my left foot. They are very ugly and embarrassing. I've tried painting an over-the-counter remedy on my toenails, but i

Dr. Jordan Steinberg
Board Certified, Podiatry
9 years in practice
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I miss my open toed sandals. Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology kill toenail fungus? I have three very thick yellow toenails on my left foot. They are very ugly and embarrassing. I've tried painting an over-the-counter remedy on my toenails, but i

Laser therapy: I have been using laser fungal now therapy in my office for approximately 2 years. I find that the results are it proximally 70% for fungal clearance for my patients. Toenail fungus can recur in the future if the patient's hygiene is not changed. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Fox
Board Certified, Podiatry
37 years in practice
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I have a severe case of toenail fungus on at least 9 out of 10toes and it may be starting to infect my fingernails. My orthopedic surgeon, who recently did surgery on my foot, would be willing to make a referral on treatment beingmedically necessary. What

Dr. Howard Fox
Board Certified, Podiatry
37 years in practice
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Your first "step": (if it wasn't already one) is to have the nails cultured. Not all thick, discolored nails are fungal, and while it's possible for it to spread to fingernails, it's very uncommon. There are a number of dermatological conditions that can cause nails to change, including psoriasis (which has an associated arthritis). Get diagnosed before starting any treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Vern Christensen
Board Certified, Podiatry
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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?

Dr. Vern Christensen
Board Certified, Podiatry
21 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
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I have athletes foot have been using terbinafine. I think I may have toenail fungus as its tingly around my nails and they're a bit yellow?How to tell

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
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I have athletes foot have been using terbinafine. I think I may have toenail fungus as its tingly around my nails and they're a bit yellow?How to tell

The diagnosis : Really can't be made by "just looking". When nails don't look normal many just assume its fungus. Often times it can be subungual keratinazation or bacterial colonization. The only way to differentiate all these is for a doctor to send a specimen to a pathology lab. ...Read more

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Dr. Alex Garcia
Board Certified, Podiatry
16 years in practice
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What are some home remedy cures for severe toenail fungus?

Dr. Alex Garcia
Board Certified, Podiatry
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What are some home remedy cures for severe toenail fungus?

None: There is no home remedy for severe toenail fungus. A severe toenail fungal infection needs aggressive treatment by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman
Board Certified, Podiatry
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What is the best and most effective home remedy for toenail fungus?

Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman
Board Certified, Podiatry
19 years in practice
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None: No home remedy works. Over the counter topicals don't work either. Some podiatrist offices sell a topical that may work. There are also pills and laser treatment than can be considered. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Schneider
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
19 years in practice
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What is a good home remedy for toenail fungus and risk of spreading to others?

Dr. Andrew Schneider
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
19 years in practice
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What is a good home remedy for toenail fungus and risk of spreading to others?

Medicine works best: There is no home remedy that is effective. You can try topical antifungal medications, but the ones provided in podiatry offices are more effective than those in the pharmacy. There are other options, including oral medication, that are also effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Libby Putnam
Board Certified, Podiatry
7 years in practice
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Is there a good home remedy for toenail fungus?

Dr. Libby Putnam
Board Certified, Podiatry
7 years in practice
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We can try!: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
36 years in practice
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Tried a DIY remedy for toe nail fungus. Remember afterward how porous feet are. Concerned the bleach in the foot soak can affect my breastmilk?

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
36 years in practice
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Tried a DIY remedy for toe nail fungus. Remember afterward how porous feet are. Concerned the bleach in the foot soak can affect my breastmilk?

No problem: Bleach in a foot soak will NOT affect your breastmilk. Good luck with the treatment and congratulations on your baby. You are a good mother to be breastfeeding your child and asking questions to be safe. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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