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How Do I Get Rid Of A Persistent Fungal Toe Nail Infection
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
My mother has fungal toe nail infection.She isn't be able to get rid of it with creams doctors here prescribe. Can you tell me for any effective way?
Toe nail fungus: Topical treatments for toe nail fungus usually do not work and oral medications are required. Terbenafine is one such treatment. There are others as well. The liver can sometimes be affected by these medications, so monitoring of liver enzymes is advisable. Be prepared for 12 weeks of treatment and slow resolution as the nail takes time to grow out healthy. ...Read more
Infections of: nails can be quite difficult to get rid of. For best response, a dermatologist can get a culture and provide treatments that are stronger than what is available over the counter. ...Read more
How to get rid of fungal toe nail my toe nail is very hard , i peel of the top off just to keep build up
Know what kind...: Know what kind of infection you are treating first. Lamisil (terbinafine) is an anti-fungal but if the infection is the result of a bacteria, it will be ineffective. Have a podiatrist examine your toe and determine your best treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I let a fungal nail infection on toes and athletes foot stop me from rubbing with my partners feet at night/sex?
I have BAD itching on the tops of my big toes in the evenings but skin looks fine. I've been taking terbinafine for two weeks for fungal nail infection (in both big toes) and also using loceryl. It's absolutely maddening. Is it to do with the medication?
Big toe sore, skin red, squeezed and pus came out side of toe nail. is it a possible ingrown toe nail ? Infection ?
How to get rid of fungal nail infection? Is there any good treatment for this infection? I took antibiotic Lamisil for several months and use creams and lacquers. Nothing help. I have it on toe nails and on my finger nails appear dark thin marks. It does
Be sure it's fungus: You should have your nails cultured by a podiatrist to confirm it is actually fungus. Other conditions can cause darkening and thickening of nails and some, like melanoma, are very serious. Also, how long was Lamisil (terbinafine) treatment? For toenails, you need to take it daily for 3 months and then wait an additional 6+ months for clear nail to replace the infected nail. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Topical and/or Orals: Thank you for your question. Historically, oral antifungal medications have been most effective at treating fungal infections of the nails. Although rare, potential side effects have somewhat limited their use. Recently, newer topical formulations have been developed that are very effective as well (although expensive). Laser treatment has been used as well with differing results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not super successful: Nail 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. I haven't seen much improvement with homeopathic treatments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Toenail fungus: There are many reported homeopathic remedies for toenail fungus. I cannot say that one is better than the other or if any are proven to work at all. Some say tea tree oil, oregano, vicks, apple cider vinegar, listerine...The list goes on. Most common treatments currently are laser and oral antifungals provided by a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fungal finger nail infection. Don't want to take oral fungal med as my liver enzymes are high n i take other meds. Any other treatment methods?
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