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Doctor insights on: How Do I Get Rid Of A Persistent Fungal Toe Nail Infection

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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How can I get rid of a fungal toenail infection?

How can I get rid of a fungal toenail infection?

See a Podiatrist.: A fungal nail infection can be very difficult to cure. Over the counter treatments are usually not very effective. Prescription medications are available. Oral medication called Lamisil (terbinafine) is often effective for toenail fungus. Blood tests must be done to monitor liver function. It is a generally a safe and effective treatment for many people. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a toenail fungus?

What can I do to get rid of a toenail fungus?

Three options: There are three main treatment options for toenail fungus. The first option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some possible side effects and consequences. Direct doctor supervision is needed. The second option is laser treatment. This option is also highly effective, in my experience, without any significant side effect. The third option is a topical medication. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a fungal infection on my nails?

How can I get rid of a fungal infection on my nails?

Pills or creams: Oral antifungals work best. Creams and lacquers do not work very well. ...Read more

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Can I get rid of my foot fungal infection?

Can I get rid of my foot fungal infection?

Yes: See a podiatrist. Oral medication really help with foot fungus. Topical meds help as well but if the nails are infected then you will need something more than topicals. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a fungal infection in between my toes?

See below: Clean with soap and water and apply a topical antifungal medication. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a bad toenail fungus?

How can I get rid of a bad toenail fungus?

Few options: In my opinion, there are three main treatment options for toenail fungus. The first option is an oral medication. The second option is laser treatment and the third and least effective is a topical medication. Consult your doctor for the best treatment option for your infection. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of an infection from an ingrown nail?

How do I get rid of an infection from an ingrown nail?

Ingrown nail?: An ingrown nail or a pincer nail may be treated with a nail avulsion in order to remove the piece of nail growing into the skin and causing an inflammatory foreign body reaction / providing an entry point for infection. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to get rid of an ingrown toe nail?

I need some tips on how to get rid of an ingrown toe nail?

Have a DPM check it: Chronic ingrown toenails are painful but put you at risk for developing infections. Self treatment can actually result in more damage to the underlying nail bed and result in creating more of a chronic problem. Consider having a podiatrist check it and remove either the part of the nail that is bothering you or the whole nail. This is an in-office procedure. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure a toe nail infection?

What can I do to cure a toe nail infection?

Treat the problem: First of all, the ingrown portion of the nail must be removed or problem will not get better. If there is an infection, antibiotics are usually necessary. Soaking may also help. See podiatrist for proper treatment. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a dead toe nail?

How can you get rid of a dead toe nail?

See below: Most times if the nail is destroyed it needs to be removed. Most oftern minor surgery will take care of it. There are some treatments by laser that may help. ...Read more

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I have a toenail fungus (onychomycosis) - how can I get rid of it?

Oral meds: Toenail fungus needs oral medication to get rid of it from 3 to 6 months. Lamisil, (terbinafine) sporonox, or Diflucan orally are the tretments depending on what fungus or yeast is growing from a culture taken from under the toenails. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a hangnail infection?

How can I get rid of a hangnail infection?

A Paronychia: A Paronychia is an infection that runs up the edge of a nail. The nail can be soaked with 50/50 warm water & antibacterial soap 3 to 4 x /day. If an abscess forms your physician may need to do an incision & drainage. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a pinky toe corn/callus?

What can I do to get rid of a pinky toe corn/callus?

Conservative : Treatment rendered by a podiatrist would consist of trimming the corn/callous away. Smart shoe selection and possibly paddings to protect the tow would help prevent reformation. Finally, surgery if possible is very practical for this condition as it will fix the problem permenately, and allow you to wear most shoes without a problem. ...Read more

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What should I use to get rid of foot fungus?

What should I use to get rid of foot fungus?

Topical or oral meds: Depending upon the severity and distribution of your foot fungus, there are many methods of treatment. If it severe and covers a large portion of your foot, oral anti fungal medications would be recommended. However, liver function tests would first need to be taken, to ensure it it safe to do so. An over the counter anti fungal spray in the am before wearing shoes and socks is also recommended. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of an ingrown toenail?

What should I do to get rid of an ingrown toenail?

If it is acutely: inflamed, you need to see a doctor for nail removal and maybe even antibiotics. If it is a chronic problem, you should start to use nail clipping techniques that avoid sharp edges that grow into surrounding skin. Your doctor can show you this technique at next visit. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to get rid of a ingrown toenail?

I need some tips on how to get rid of a ingrown toenail?

Ingrown: See your podiatrist for an evaluation. We take care of these on a daily basis and are the acknowledged experts. ...Read more

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How do I naturally get rid of toe nail fungi?

How do I naturally get rid of toe nail fungi?

Poorly effective: Over the counter or non-prescription, medications for toenail fungus are prevalent. However in my opinion, poorly effective against the infection. There are many medications directed to softening the toenails and improving the appearance of it. This does little to cure the fungus. There are few exceptions out there. Look for a medication with an active ingredient against fungus. Please remember, t. ...Read more

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I have a callus under the Nail of second toe can I get rid of it?

I have a callus under the Nail of second toe can I get rid of it?

Remove the pressure.: The first issue is to make sure the callous is not, in fact, a wart. Callous can form, especially on the second toe, when the toe is longer than it's neighboring toes. The added length enables more pressure to be directed to the toe and form a callous. Secondary problems could hammer or mallet toe development. Warts are caused by a virus and the treatment varies depending on location and severity. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more