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I Have Bad Toenail Fungus On All Toes On My Right Foot
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
Not always.: This is sometimes the case, but certainly not always, or even that often. Usually there is discoloration and thickening of the nail plate. It can be treated with topical solutions, oral medications, surgical removal or certain types of laser. See a podiatrist to see which solution may be best for you. ...Read more
I have toenail fungus on both big toes. I can't do beach activities with water. Should I get them removed?? If so, will a new nail grow back??
Yes: I see it all the time in my practice. ...Read more
I have toenail fungus that is spreading to my other toes that keeps getting worse. How do I get rid of it?
Undecylenic Acid: This is an antifungal solution which you can dab over the infested toenails. Do this twice per day. It is highly effective. Larger drug stores will have this. There is also a cream version called Desenex which has the same product in it. ...Read more
If someone has foot fungus and toenail fungus for years, what other side effects can occur with in the body?
None: Nail fungus is caused by a type of fungus called a dermatophyte. Other than also causing athletes foot, there are few internal medical concerns. That's not to say you shouldn't treat them. Thick fungus nails can cause pain and bacterial infection, especially in diabetics or patients with poor circulation. ...Read more
I have toenail fungus in several toes.....my big toe bleeds a little...is this from the fungus? Overall health is good.started using jublia (efinaconazole) week ago
Why do I have pinky toenail fungus? Is it bc my toe has some trauma from being inside a shoe? Or is it bc our new home encourages fungus growth?
Hold on a minute.: The nail on the little toe, because of its precarious location, can often times thicken and become discolored. This does not necessarily mean that the nail has a fungal infection. It could be due to damage of the nail growth plate that is commonly disturbed by stubbing the toe or even chronic shoe pressure. To differentiate between the possibilities, have your nail examined by a specialist. ...Read more
I have athletes foot have been using terbinafine for a week. I think I have toenail fungus will that help or do I need a polish/use over nail polish?
Toenail fungus: Terbinafine cream is for topical (skin) antifungal treatment and will not penetrate into the toenail for effective treatment. Specific toenail products are used due to components that penetrate into the hard keratin structure of the nail. There are many over the counter products that can be tried, but often a stronger doctors formula or prescription strength product is necessary. ...Read more
What can I take for pain from toenail fungus. My toe is very red around the part of the toe with the fungus?
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What to do to get rid of toenail fungus while nursing? Fungal growth started around 2.5 months ago and getting bigger on one toe.
Can an old lingering case of condyloma cause palpable or swollen inguinal nodes? Also, could bad toe nail fungus cause this?
Nail fungus: Would not cause it, depending on the etiology of the condylomata it is possible. For example condylomata could be secondary to syphillis and syphillis can cause swollen lymph nodes. (i just used syphillis as an example). ...Read more
Different treatments: Athlete's foot is a superficial fungal infection between the toes usually and presents as a very itchy rash. It can be easily treated with a topical antifungal medication. Onychomycosis, or fungus on toenail is much harder to treat. Typically, oral antifungal medications are best to treat. There can be significant side effects with these medications so it is imprortant to make correct diagnosis ...Read more
I have toe nail fungus and I can see somewhat of a new toenail coming in and the one on top is coming off. It doesn't hurt, should I take it off?
Fall off: Let it fall off. If it catches on things you may need to clip it back some. ...Read more
Is it possible that psoriasis can cause toe nail fungus I believe I have psoriasis on my foot according to research?
Either one, or both.: When one has psoriasis on the skin, they can also have it in the nails. This is known as psoriatic nails. To complicate matters, one can also have a fungal infection involving the nail at the same time. This is called onycomycosis. So, as a result, you can have either condition, separately, or both, together. By nail appearance, both conditions can look very much alike, but treated differently. ...Read more
Tea Tree Fungus: This is commonly used as a natural remedies for toenail fungus but my experience is that it is not very effective in moderate or severe cases. It may be slightly effective if there is only a small amount of fungus present. Keeping the nail trimmed short and filed thin may help at work slightly better. ...Read more
Big toe nail fungus and blood blister underside of toe. Saw a podiatrist, he clipped the excess toenail and the pain is now under the toe.
I assume the : Blister was drained? So, the question is there raw skin that is hurting? Is it possible you developed an infection? Is there a bandage in or did you take it off. If you took it off what do you see? ...Read more
Tried a DIY remedy for toe nail fungus. Remember afterward how porous feet are. Concerned the bleach in the foot soak can affect my breastmilk?
No problem: Bleach in a foot soak will NOT affect your breastmilk. Good luck with the treatment and congratulations on your baby. You are a good mother to be breastfeeding your child and asking questions to be safe. ...Read more
I have had nail fungus on the toes of my right foot since college. Its gross I know. My general physician recommended the over-the-counter "piggy paste". Will it work?
Keep in mind...: The fda has recently come out with a blanket statement that toenail fungus can not be cured. It is "managed" by a number of modalities, but it can always come back in the future. Topical medications (formula 3), laser therapy, surgical removal, homeopathic applications (tea tree oil). Talk to a podiatrist for what will be best and most effective for you. I don't personally recommend piggy paste. ...Read more
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