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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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What's the best way to treat a nail fungus?

What's the best way to treat a nail fungus?

Tough/long to treat: Toe nail fungus (onychomycosis) is rather difficult to treat and often requires 3-4 months/cycles of medication and may take 6-8 months or longer to get a "new/normal" nail. If only one nail involved, removing the nail maybe a better option. Recurrence is common, unfortunately. Consult your doc for a best treatment option for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure a nail fungus underneath my toenail?

What is the best way to cure a nail fungus underneath my toenail?

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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What is the best way to kill toe nail fungus?

Remove the toenail: Toenail fungus is extremely difficult to treat. Oral Lamisil (terbinafine) can be used once a culture of the toenail is done, liver function test, treat orally for 3 months and topically with antifungual medicine for about one year and hope you don't get the fungus again in one year. The "gold standard" is permanent removal of the infected toenails. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure a toe nail foot fungus?

What is the best way to cure a toe nail foot fungus?

Toe nail fungus: Toe nail fungus can be treated in a variety of ways. There is no true cure, but there are some things that you can do. You can try to soak your feet in warm water and add two tablespoons of white vinegar and soak 20 minutes daily. If you don't like vinegar, use tea tree oil. ...Read more

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How can you treat the starting of an ingrown toenail?

How can you treat the starting of an ingrown toenail?

Ingrown nail: It is best not to try and trim it yourself because you will leave a spicule which makes it worse. Cutting a v wedge does not help. Best to see podiatrist! ...Read more

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How to cure a fungus on toe?

How to cure a fungus on toe?

Antifungal Medicines: There is not necessarily a 'cure', but we have many options for treatment. First, is this fungus in the toenail or on the skin? I am going to approach the answer as if it is in the nail. Treatment options: 1. Home Remedy: Mix equal parts of Listerine with White Vinegar and apply that with a Q-tip daily. 2. Prescription Topical Medicine 3. Oral Medication (Lamisil (terbinafine) or Sporanox) ...Read more

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How can I address the my nail fungus infection?

How can I address the my nail fungus infection?

Nail fungus see MD: Nail fungus can be successfully diagnosed and treated by your pcp, or dermatologist, and yes nail fungus in toes is treated by poditrists as well it is a difficult infection to cure and you need long term antifungal medicine like Lamisil (terbinafine) for 6 to 12 weeks and need to monitor liver functions and wbcs. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat toenail fungus?

Toenail fungus: There are different types of treatment, topical , oral meds, laser, surgical removal. Consult a podiatrist to see what are the best options for you. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat toenail fungus?

First: Make sure it is fungus. Fungus can look like something else. Have a culture done. If it is fungus you have many options available but depends on severity. Talk with a podiatrist first for options. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a fungus that grows on callouses?

What is the best way to treat a fungus that grows on callouses?

Topical antifungals: Topical anti-fungals are very effective for skin.I would make an appointment with your podiatrist to make sure you have fungus. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of toe nail fungus?

Best way: The best way to treat fungal nails is starting with cutera genesis nail laser treatment x 3. Apply formula 3 topical 2x a day. Purchase and apply all shoe gear to a steri shoe. Finally if an athelets foot is involved then an anti fungal 2x a day. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a nail fungal infection that won't ruin my liver?

Nail Laser: The best treatment for fungal nails without harming your liver is utilizing laser therapy (cutera for example) with topical (formula 3) and finally placing all your shoes in a steri-shoe. ...Read more

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What is the best way to address a toe nail fungus?

What is the best way to address a toe nail fungus?

You have choices,: None of them quick, easy or guaranteed. Topical medications alone rarely work, especially if the nail has thickened at all. Oral terbinafine has its risks but the highest success rate. Laser treatment is safe, but isn't covered by insurance, so there's a large out of pocket expense. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of foot fungus without going to the doctors?

Is there a way to get rid of foot fungus without going to the doctors?

Yes, but not advised: Treatment of tinea pedis (Athlete's foot), is generally a simple task involving twice daily topical application of OTC antifungal creams found in most pharmacies. It is generally best to see a doctor, however, to verify that your skin condition is truly tinea pedis and not something else. If there is an itch component to the skin your doctor can prescribe you a topical medication that is not OTC. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for nail fungus infection toe nail? That actually works. Please help

I believed: Amisil oral is the gold standard. I use an off label pulsing regimen in place of the standard 90 consecutive day treatment. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat a toe nail infection without lamisil (terbinafine)?

What are ways to treat a toe nail infection without lamisil (terbinafine)?

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 more

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How would i treat an ingrown toenail infection without going to the doctor?

How would i treat an ingrown toenail infection without going to the doctor?

You shouldn't.: An infection from an ingrown toenail can become serious. Soak the toe in warm water and epsom salts, apply an antibiotic cream and sterile band-aid then see a podiatrist w/in 2-3 days. If you start running a fever or get red streaking from the toe up into the foot go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of toe nail fungus that is still in the early stages?

Early toe fungus: When it is very mild, topical treatment can often be effective for nail fungus. Topical creams/gels and even prescription nail polish is to be effective in eradicating the fungus before it grows into a more moderate or severe condition. ...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