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If my toenail fungus is cured will the nail get thin and smooth again?

If my toenail fungus is cured will the nail get thin and smooth again?

It should: The nail looking normal is usually the sign that the fungus has resolved. However, there are other causes for thick nails, including circulation problems, psoriasis, and others. A person can have thick toenails without a fungus causing the problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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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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Could you tell me if my toenail fungus is cured will the nail get thin and normal?

It might.: 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. No one can guarantee your nail will return to "normal" after treatment for a fungus. ...Read more

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I have toenail fungus on one toe and the nail just came off with the phone get something eat should I continue to apply the over-the-counter medicine?

Nail off: First be sure there is no exposed tissue , because you will have a raging infection if you use that stuff on open skin. Frankly the otc fungus topicals are worthless ...Read more

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Can a toenail fungus last years in a single nail and it still be cured fully?

Fungus: Oh ye of little laser faith. The answer is yes. See your podiatrist. When I use the laser in my office the nails is ground down to expose the fungus , then the fungus is killed with the laser. ...Read more

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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??

Amy I assume: You are a girl based on your name. I would recommend polishing the nail to hide the fungus and seeing a doctor to possibly go on an antifungal agent. I do not recommend removing the toenail if y ou do not have to. ...Read more

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What is the best topical cream to cure toenail fungus?(nail is all yellow). Can clotrimazole 1% cure it or there is stronger cream for it? Thanks

What is the best topical cream to cure toenail fungus?(nail is all yellow). Can clotrimazole 1% cure it or there is stronger cream for it? Thanks

Jublia, (efinaconazole) a topical: liquid for nail fungus was just approved by the FDA as the ONLY topical drug effective on nail fungus. It's insanely expensive (thousands over the 11 months you need to use it), and not as effective as oral Lamisil (terbinafine). Talk to your podiatrist or dermatologist about pulse therapy Lamisil (terbinafine). ...Read more

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How can I cure finger nail fungus of the right hand? Ichecked on the internet, but it only speaks of possiblecures for toenail fungus. Are there any home remedies for it?

How can I cure finger nail fungus of the right hand? Ichecked on the internet, but it only speaks of possiblecures for toenail fungus. Are there any home remedies for it?

Not particularly: There are many purported home remedies but a fungal nail infeciton requires oral anti-fungal medication. First you need a proper diagnosis and then treatment. The teatment for finger nail fungus is the same as toe nail fungus only shorter. Many things mimic nail fungus and is not fungus. Bacterial infections can do this. See a dermatologist and get a proper diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Will toenail fungus lead your toe nail to fall off?

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

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I have toenail fungus on both big toes. Also, the both nail are a little loose. What should I do ? Finally, I have space on the side of each nail

A foot doc: Will cut as much of the fungus away as they can. They can then offer you different treatments to get rid if the fungus. Oral lamisil (terbinafine) has the best success rate. Lasers are expensive, and if they don't work you may be upset that you spent money. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenail Fungus (Definition)

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