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Home Remedy Of Citric Acid Baking Soda To Kill Toenail Fungus
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
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
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
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
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. 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
Not really: There are many home remedies for toenail fungus. However none that I know will get you fungus free. The key word in your question is "effective". Home remedies may help slow down the fungus or breakaway some of the build up but I have not seeing toenail fungus cured with home remedies. ...Read more
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Does the ultraviolet light treatment for shoes really work in helping to prevent toenail fungus? Thank you.
Taking 150mg of fluconazole to prevent toenail fungus for nail which was removed & growing back dark in color. Is this the best treatment?
Fungus: There are many different treatments for fungal infections. Oral antifungals can be given but monitoring of your liver enzymes is recommended. There are cold lasers and topicals too. Ask your podiatrist. ...Read more
I don't have money for laser treatment for toenail fungus-is there any OTC solution that can work to treat this condition effectively? Need it. Thanks
Tea tree oil: Consider Jublia (efinaconazole) it's an RX topical. If not tea tree oil. Good luck ...Read more
Is toenail fungus with M. Gypseum contagious to other family members? How can I avoid spreading during treatment?
Spreading is a myth.: In short, dermatophytes are saprophytes - meaning an organism that grows on non living tissue. The nail has to have some sort of damage, thickness, pulling up from the nail bed first for the fungus to get into or under the nail. Unless someone is immunologically compromised, it is very rare to 'pass' the fungus from one person to another. ...Read more
No doctors here mention a fourth remedy for toenail fungus: cap-on-nail treatment, developed in japan. Why not? Is it unknown or not effective?
Cap on nail: What experience have you had with it? My patients that have tried it did not have good results with it. ...Read more
What is the best over-the-counter remedy for toenail fungus? Is it okay that I use nail polish? They look yellow and terrible.
Toenail fungus: There is no good otc treatment for toenail fungus. The laquers work slightly better than the creams, but it will basically only slow the process down. To get effective treatment you really need a prescription medication like Lamisil (terbinafine) (250 mg daily for 42 days) or sporanox. These are now available cheaply as generics (about $30 for a 6 week course). ...Read more
I went to my podiatrist and bought Kera oil and tolnaftate oil to apply to toenail fungus. How long does this treatment take to see results?
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Podiatry: Complete eradication of a fungal infection of the toenail generally involves removal of the nail and a prolonged course of oral antifungal meds that are very toxic to the liver. Seeing a podiatrist to keep the nial short and clean is often enough to prevent any comnplications related to onychomycosis (toe nail fungus). ...Read more
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It works: I would say it likely works about 70-75% of the time. Oral medications are actually more effective, probably 10-15% more effective. ...Read more
Foot odor: Here's a better one - wash with antibacterial soap and see your podiatrist for help with your shoes. I have some great things to help with that in my office that your podiatrist may have as well. ...Read more
Few: Choices are topicals, orals or laser. Topicals are the lease effective working about 8-10% of the time. Orals are most effective - shold monitor liver function enzymes when going on them. Lasers are better than topicals not quite as good as orals and while you don't have to monitor blood they are expensive about 750-1, 000 for the treatment. ...Read more
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's fungus, and from there you have several options (again, none guaranteed 100%): 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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