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How to diagnose the beginning toenail fungus?

How to diagnose the beginning toenail fungus?

Exam: If the nail is changing color such as white or yellow and starting to thicken. It may be a fungus. The only way to be sure is to have a sample of nail sent for testing at a lab. ...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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How can toenail fungus go away?

Topical vs Oral Tx: Toenail fungus, if caught early enough, can be treated with topical anti-fungal gels/creams/lotions etc. Once the infection has progressed it can be very challenging to clear the nail(s) with just topical medications. At that point, you usually will have to resort to oral treatment. See your doctor to discuss. A new laser used by podiatrists may be helpful but is harder to find. ...Read more

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How can I treat toenail fungus?

How can I treat toenail fungus?

Several ways: Ranging from debridement, topical medication, oral medication, laser or removal of nail. Consult with podiatrist. ...Read more

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How does toenail fungus spread?

How does toenail fungus spread?

Changes in the nail: Fungus is everywhere and if there is any change to the nail plates attachment to the underlying surface and/or the texture of the nail plate changes (becomes dry or damaged), it is easy for fungus to find an area to spread. If you address removing the environment that fungus want to grow in, you can rid yourself of the fungus. See the podiatrist for an evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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How long does toenail fungus last ?

Fungi spread by: Spores, which are everywhere. They don't wash out in the laundry or are killed in the drier. While it's entirely possible to clear up a toenail fungus with proper treatment, people who are susceptible to fungal infections tend to get re-infected, no differently than people who are prone to strep throats that keep getting them. Without treatment, the fungus never really goes away. ...Read more

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Does this look like toenail fungus?

I don't see any : Picture but toenail fungus is not an eyeball diagnosis it is a pathological diagnosis. Subungual keratinazation and bacterial colonization have identical appearances to the naked eye. ...Read more

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What can you put on toenail fungus ?

Several treatments.: 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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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Fungus (Definition)

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


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenail Fungus (Definition)

Fungal toenail infection is an infection of the ...Read more