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What is a good home remedy for toenail fungus and risk of spreading to others?

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. 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


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Is there a good home remedy for toenail fungus?

Is there a good home remedy for toenail fungus?

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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What are some home remedy cures for severe toenail fungus?

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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What is the best and most effective home remedy for toenail fungus?

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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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

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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What is a natural home remedy for toe-nail fungus?

What is a natural home remedy for toe-nail fungus?

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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Is there a home remedy that really works for toe nail fungus?

No: Sorry, there is no home remedy that really works. They help the appearance but none has been shown to help actually "cure" a toenail fungal infection. Sorry. ...Read more

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What to do if I need a natural home remedy for toe-nail fungus?

What to do if I need a natural home remedy for toe-nail fungus?

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

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Is there any safe and effective home remedy for toe nail fungus?

Is there any safe and effective home remedy for toe nail fungus?

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.

Does the ultraviolet light treatment for shoes really work in helping to prevent toenail fungus? Thank you.

I would say: It is an adjunct treatment. It is helpful of possibly preventing contamination. I am not sure I would recommend it as a preventative measure but more as a treatment in a case of recalcitrant fungus that doesn't go away. ...Read more

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Taking 150mg of fluconazole to prevent toenail fungus for nail which was removed & growing back dark in color. Is this the best treatment?

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

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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

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What are the diagnosis and cpt procedure codes for laser treatment of toenail fungus?

No CPT: The diagnosis code for nail fungus is 110.1. However I don't know of any cpt code for toenail laser treatment. It is a non covered service which is non reimbursable by insurance. ...Read more

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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

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What is the best treatment for nail/toenail fungus?

There are multiple: In my opinion and personal experience laser treatment has proven to be very effective with no adverse reactions. However, the classic treatment of choice is probably terbinafine tablets for 3 months under direct medical supervision. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenail Fungus (Definition)

Described as having a microscopic mushroom infection of any one of the ten toenails. This infection can lead to the nail becoming extremely thickened ...Read more


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Fungus (Definition)

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