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Is it safe to treat toenail fungus while pregnant?

Is it safe to treat toenail fungus while pregnant?

Laser or wait: Oral medications such as terbinafine (lamisil) are very effective, but are not to be used in pregnancy due to risk of birth defects. Laser treatment is safe, effective but usually not covered by insurance. Topical treatment is generally safe, but not very effective.. You can always wait to take oral medication as nail fungus is mostly unsightly, and rarely harmful. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Help, what the best way to treat toenail fungus?

Help, what the best way to treat toenail fungus?

Oral lamisil (terbinafine): Other options include topical meds or laser neither of which have predictable results. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best way to treat toenail fungus?

Please help! what is the best way to treat toenail fungus?

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. Oral antifungal medicines (lamisil), 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. ...Read more

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Does toenail fungus have to be treated? What happens if left untreated

A cosmetic problem: Toenail fungus is a fairly common condition, more so as a person ages. It rarely leads to any significant medical complications. For that reason insurance companies do not cover the cost of treatment. There are 2 medications that work about 50% of the time. Laser treatments have had similar success. If left untreated the nail thickens and discolors. ...Read more

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Will vapor rub treat a toenail fungus?

Will  vapor rub treat a toenail fungus?

There have been : Anecdotal claims but no medical studies to my knowledge. ...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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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 toenail fungus?

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 can I do to treat toenail fungus at home?

Several: Put tea tree essential oil under the nail. Lavender can also be helpful. Soak the nail in hydrogen peroxide. The key is to be persistent, as it can take a while. ...Read more

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What is the most effective toenail fungus treatment that is natural and safe?

What is the most effective toenail fungus treatment that is natural and safe?

Go High Tech: If you want safe and natural there is only one choice for you. Laser has no significant side effects. Keep in mind there are no effective home remedies for toenail fungus. ...Read more

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What is the best toenail fungus treatment that is natural, safe, and of course effective.?

Fungus: There isn't one . That is not to say other methods are dangerous. The pinpoint laser in my office is not dangerous to humans - fungus , yes , humans, no . See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) worth taking despite the possible side effects? What's the worst that could happen if I don't treat my toenail fungus?

Is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) worth taking despite the possible side effects?  What's the worst that could happen if I don't treat my toenail fungus?

Maybe: Lamisil (terbinafine) is actually a much safer drug than people think. The risk of liver problems is really quite small. I do, however, recommend a baseline blood test (liver profile and complete blood count) prior to starting with a repeat test about 6 weeks into the therapy. Normal course of treatment for toenails is 3 months. ...Read more

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What causes toenail fungus and how is it treated?

Fungus: Fungus in the nails can be very difficult to eradicate. Otc topicals work poorly. Prescription orals carry risks. Prescription topicals don't work all that well either. I do use a laser in my practice that - so far - is quite effective. Fungus spreads and waiting guarantees a more difficult road . See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What home remedies can I use to treat toenail fungus?

What home remedies can I use to treat 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 very 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 amount of water/listerine or vinegar should you use to soak your feet to treat toenail fungus?

What amount of water/listerine or vinegar should you use to soak your feet to treat toenail fungus?

Treat the cause 1st: not the symptoms. If there's fungus present, this points to the person's immunity status being compromised or reduced. So that's the first thing that should be addressed, so that the fungus doesn't continue growing indefinitely. Soaking the foot in any type of solution is only a temporary measure that may not help long term. More important to treat the root cause first, not just the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is Diflucan (fluconazole) 100mg pill safe for the liver? I need to take it for 6 months for toenail fungus. 2 pills weekly one month, then 1 weekly.

Is Diflucan (fluconazole) 100mg pill safe for the liver? I need to take it for 6 months for toenail fungus. 2 pills weekly one month, then 1 weekly.

If taken properly: All oral anti fungal medications can cause liver toxicity. That is why your Liver enzymes are monitored monthly for any changes. There are less toxic drugs on the market. PO lamisil (terbinafine) and Sporonox which can be taken in a pulse dose format ...Read more

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


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