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What fungal nail treatment can I use while pregnant?

What fungal nail treatment can I use while pregnant?

Topical: If you really need to do anything, a topical solution would be your best option. No nail treatment will work fast. Usually takes 7-9 months to see results... ...Read more

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What can I use as an alternative to Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets to fight nail fungal infection?

What can I use as an alternative to Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets to fight nail fungal infection?

Nothing else works: Nail fungus is difficult to eradicate. A determination first test be made to the type of fungus being treated. I muscle orally is effective in about 85% of the cases. Most topicals are a waste of time and money. More recently, laser therapy have been employed but if the entire nail is involved it may not be as effective as oral antifungal agents. ...Read more

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Hi, my toe nail is lifting - I suspect fungal infection. What over the counter meds may I use? I am pregnant. Tx

Hi, my toe nail is lifting - I suspect fungal infection. What over the counter meds may I use? I am pregnant. Tx

Be safe: For now I would only recommend any OTC antifungal cream such as Lotrimin (clotrimazole), actually even sold at the Dollar Tree and Dollar store. Apply a large pea size drop of cream on a Q-TIP and apply and massage into the area. No pills! You may lose the hard nail; however small amounts of antifungal cream will not hurt you. Do not attempt to remove the nail yourself. ...Read more

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What van I do about fungal nails?

What van I do about fungal nails?

Your podiatrist: Dermatologist or physician can verify it your nail condition is due to fungus. There are creams that can be used. But, for significant infections - some may only respond to oral antifungal medications. ...Read more

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Can fungal nails really be safely and effectively treated without systemic risks?

Can fungal nails really be safely and effectively treated without systemic risks?

Tough to treat: Unfortunately, nail fungus is hard to get rid of. There are many topicals and otc remedies, but they do not often work. The best treatment is with oral antifungal meds - which can have systemic effects. Citrus seed extract & caprylic acid have some antifungal properties with perhaps fewer side effects. Treating sugar issues, intestinal flora imbalance, and vascular issues may help as well. ...Read more

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My nail is discoloured, a light brown kind of colour and I'm not sure if it's fungal or something else.

My nail is discoloured, a light brown kind of colour and I'm not sure if it's fungal or something else.

There are: fungi which produce a colored appearance (Tinea Versicolor) however most infections of the finger or toe nails seldom just affect ONE nail. Two suggestions...One attach a photo to a Health prime Consultation. ..it may be possible to get an opinion on line... (ask for Dermatologist!!)
or see a dermatologist in your home location.

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Fungal infection in nail by pictures?

Fungal infection in nail by pictures?

Vicks vapor rub: Try applying Vicks vapor rub twice daily to the affected nail for 6-12 months. You should see a clearer healthy appearing nail grow in over that time frame as the diseased nail gets pushed out. The recurrence rate with any type of treatment utilized is very high...So essentially it makes little difference in the long run how you treat it. ...Read more

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How to terminate my nail fungal infection?

How to terminate my nail fungal infection?

Medication: There is anti-fungal medication which is taken by mouth. There is topical anti-fungal medication. There also a laser treatment for fungal toenails which is very expensive and often is not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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What is the best available scholl fungal nail treatment?

What is the best available scholl fungal nail treatment?

The best: Fungal nail treatment is oral terbinafine if no contraindication. All the topicals have a very small efficacy rate. ...Read more

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What are the cures for fungal nail infection?

What are the cures for fungal nail infection?

Oral antifungal med: Unfortunately, nail fungus infections are very difficult to cure. Because fungus grow between the thickened nail plate and the nail bed, the poor penetration of topical agents make them an unsuccessful treatment option. Lasers are *thus far* not very successful for the same reason. Oral antifungal such as lamisil, (terbinafine) is released in the nail bed, thus better targeting the fungus. ...Read more

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If my toe nail has malbranchea spesies fungal is it dangerous?

If my toe nail has malbranchea spesies fungal is it dangerous?

Common in Soil.: This fungus is found in most soils around the world. I suppose it could be dangerous if you were immune- compromised. ...Read more

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What cures fungal foot nail infection?

What cures fungal foot nail infection?

Nail fungus: You would be most likely to have success with an oral or paint on antifungal medication prescribed by your physician/ podiatrist or dermatologist. Take care. ...Read more

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What treatments are available for fungal toe nail?

What treatments are available for fungal toe nail?

Nail Laser: Treatments effective for fungal nails include cutera nail laser or similar laser. The use of a topical anti fungal such as formula 3 (20 percent effective) with finally use of the steri shoe for sterilization of shoe gear. The three treatments together is the most effective treatment with the safest parameters for patients. Lastly oral anti fungal can be used but can have serious liver side effect. ...Read more

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I have fungal infection on hand my nail are damaged?

I have fungal infection on hand my nail are damaged?

Disfiguring fungi?: From your question I can't tell if you have a damaged finger that now has a fungal infection or if the fungal infection if causing your nail to look disfigured. Either way, a fungal infection starts in the nail matrix wh/is at the base of the nail. The organisms have to be killed in the matrix & the infected nail grow out to clear it. This can be accomplished w/medications or removing the nail. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best laser nail fungal treatment?

Can you tell me what is the best laser nail fungal treatment?

See a dermatologist: First confirm the diagnosis. The most effective treatment is oral terbinafine. Now costs $10 and is about 60% effective. Usually no side effects or risks. Do not take it if you have active hepatitis. Laser costs over $1000, not covered by insurance, and works about 20% of the time. Either way, it takes a year to grow a new toenail, 6 months for a fingernail. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the nail fungal laser removal treatment?

Can you tell me about the nail fungal laser removal treatment?

Medical: First it is the practice of medicine so go to a physician or podiatrist. Second it is a laser that requires multiple shots on each nail. Around 200 great toe then total of 300 on the rest of that foot. Results take about a year, repeat treaments may be needed and your daily shoes should be decontaminated from the fungus residing in them ...Read more

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Reason why nail scrapping of a client on sabouraud dextrose agar yielded fungal growth?

Reason why nail scrapping of a client on sabouraud dextrose agar yielded fungal growth?

Fungus: Fungus may be either infecting the nail or colonizing it. We carry a lot of fungi and bacteria on our skins and nails which not always cause infection. Not sure what a client means and how you incubated the scrapings, consult a dermatologist if in doubt. ...Read more

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My two big toenails are discoloured could this be fungal nail? My best friend found out she had a severe fungal nail 6 weeks ago and I used her shower

My two big toenails are discoloured could this be fungal nail? My best friend found out she had a severe fungal nail 6 weeks ago and I used her shower

Not so easy.: Your girlfriend may have just found out that she had a severe fungal infection six weeks ago, but severe fungal nail infections can take years to develop. If you only used her shower once, then the chances are slim that her shower caused anything. Your best bet is to have your nails examined by a specialist. Early stages of nail infections are missed even by the trained eye. ...Read more

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I injured my nail with a hammer and lost half the nail, now every time it fully grows the top half part brakes. I tried fungal creams & nothing helps?

I injured my nail with a hammer and lost half the nail, now every time it fully grows the top half part brakes. I tried fungal creams & nothing helps?

If nail growth plate: Was damaged (likely), then this (without far better understanding & strategies than currently available) will likely be life long. Our bodies evolve (called embryology) from single cells to about 4 × 10 to the 13th power cells as adults. This involves constant rebuilding based on pre-existent structure (s). Once underlying structure changes, then subsequent regrowth patterns are also changed. ...Read more

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Serious nail fungal infection, what to do?

Serious nail fungal infection, what to do?

Agree w Dr. Singh: Topical anti-fungal treatments are often not effective when an extensive amount of nail has been impacted. Your physician can order you a stronger medication such as Lamisil which can be prescribed for burst treatments. ...Read more

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I would like to ask what are natural and healthy ways of clearing fungal toe nails?

I would like to ask what are natural and healthy ways of clearing fungal toe nails?

Medication: There are no known "natural" methods for dealing with atoenail fungus. Treatment consist of at least 12 weeks of antifungals ...Read more

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What do I do for a fungal nail infection?

Many options: There are treatments available. Topical and oral medications can be used but must be used as prescribed to have any success. Laser treatment is also available and can be effective. That being said, the older we are the more difficult it is to get rid of it. One must be very patient regardless of the treatment. Curing nail fungus is a slow process that takes months to even over a year. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a fungal infection in my nail and worried?

What to do if I have a fungal infection in my nail and worried?

We can try!: Nail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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Are there any fungal nail infection treatments?

Are there any fungal nail infection treatments?

Yes.: Treatment for fungal nails is a challenge. Nothing works fast and the best results out there are only about 70% or so effective. Thicker nails are more difficult to treat. Topical medications are ineffective by themselves unless the nail is thin. Oral terbinafine is successful but has side effects. Laser is safe, but not covered by insurance. Successful treatment takes months to see results. ...Read more

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How can one treat fungal infections of the nails?

How can one treat fungal infections of the nails?

We can try!: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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Can you offer some advice on nail fungal infection?

Can you offer some advice on nail fungal infection?

Hard: Hard one to get rid off. Needs some time i/v medicines for long time. Keep shoes dry, put purple dye (gentian violet with q-ip 2--3 times ady. Gallon of water and 1/4 tea spoon ful clorax and soak feet while sitting in open air outside the house for 5 min.. Air dry shoes hot air. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a good anti fungal nail treatment?

Strong: Your antifungal treatment should be strong enough for the severity of your infection. A topical medication may be enough for a very mild infection if caught early. However, it may not be enough for a more severe infection. ...Read more

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My son's possibly can have a fungal infection on their nails from cracking... what can I get or do to treat that? N they are toddlers 4 and 3

See pediatrician: Abnormality in the nails are not necessarily caused by a fungal infection. It's not that common in little kids. Have them see their doctor so he/she can determine what it is and recommend the correct treatment ...Read more

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I have a fungal nail problem. I bought a fungal nail treatment pen from the chemist but I'm not seeing any improvement after 3 weeks. Should I see a dr?

Skip the topicals: With the exception of a few new prescription medication (Jublia, efinaconazole) topical treatments are not effective for onychomycosis (toenail fungus). This is because the fungus lives deep in the nail bed where topicals can't penetrate. The most effective treatment is a prolonged (3 months or more) course or an oral antifungal, I prescribe Laminal (terbinafine) most often since it's quite safe. ...Read more

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How long does it take to treat a fungal nail infection?

Fungal nails: Usually it takes nails on the feet if non diabetic 6 to 8 months to grow out when using treatment of either laser, oral and topical. I suggest to use biotin to help speed up the growth of the nail when getting treatments. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the black part of fungal nail infection?

What are the causes of the black part of fungal nail infection?

Many possibilities.: The black discoloration may be due to fungal debris, bacterial growth, underlying dry blood or external debris like lint from black socks or other external debris like dirt. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fungal nail infection?

Fungus in the nail: Fungus is an organism that thrives in a dark, damp environment and can be found on the skin or nails. As we age, we are more prone to developing fungus in our nails. Also diabetics are very commonly seen with fungal nails. There is usually thickness, yellowish discoloration, and the presence of dead tissue under the nail when a person has fungus in their nail. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to cure very severe fungal nail infection?

What's the most effective way to cure very severe fungal nail infection?

Oral Lamasil: In my practice we have had great success with laser treatments. Our web site is clearnailz. Com. ...Read more

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Fungal toenail not going. Toenail not growing back after cutting away infected nail.

Fungal toenail not going. Toenail not growing back after cutting away infected nail.

Fungal infection: Fungal infections can be treated with topical or oral medications. Most people need treatment for 3-6 months before infection clears up. Infected nail might grow slower than other nails but it should grow. ...Read more

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How to prevent And treat toe nail fungal? If the toe fungal has been existence for years will it treated easily?

How to prevent And treat toe nail fungal? If the toe fungal has been existence for years will it treated easily?

Meds or surgery: Toenail fungus is usually bad luck. There is a medicine you can apply topically which sometimes works, but takes a long time. There are oral medications that still take several months, but are somewhat more effective. Getting rid of fungus that you have had for many years is tough. Sometimes the nail needs to be removed ...Read more

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Toenails are brittle, thick and with white scratches. GP was sure it was fungal but nail sample came back as normal. What can it be and what can I do?

Toenails are brittle, thick and with white scratches. GP was sure it was fungal but nail sample came back as normal. What can it be and what can I do?

Not so Fast....: Where and exactly how the specimen is harvested for culture is directly influenced by the experience of the physician harvesting the specimen. There is definitely a learning cure to be reckoned with. If the specimen was cut from the free edge, it often comes back normal. You need to have this done by a dermatologist that has experience in the procurement and handling of the specimen. ...Read more