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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

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Will lavender or rosemary oil help treat nail fungus? Have already tried apple cider vinegar, listerine, coconut and tea tree oil

Not usually.: 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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Does vinegar work well on finger and toenail fungus?

Does vinegar work well on finger and toenail fungus?

No: No, you will likely need more focused treatment than vinegar for nail fungus. Your family physician or a dermatologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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How effective is vinegar and coconut oil for treating toenail fungus?

How effective is vinegar and coconut oil for treating toenail fungus?

Usually good: Sorry you might be suffering from tinea pedis or.....Athletes foot.
You can try soaking your feet in a vinegar sln (1 cup to 2 quarts water)
treat your shoes with lysol spray
dry thoroughly between your toes.
Be persistent, this is the KEY!


If the condition continues ask for a podiatry referral. ...Read more

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Is raw apple cider vinegar good to fight toenail fungus?

Is raw apple cider vinegar good to fight toenail fungus?

Not bad.: The vinegar is an acid, which most opportunistic fungus and bacteria don't like to live in! The issue is that it often can't penetrate the nail enough to get to all of the fungus. There are oral medicines and a couple topical solutions that are fda approved for this condition. See a podiatrist for all the options that may be best for you. ...Read more

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Can I use listerine on a toenail fungus?

Wont work: No home remedy works. Over the counter topicals don't work either. Some podiatrist offices sell a topical that may work. There are also pills and laser treatment than can be considered. ...Read more

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Does vinegar treat a nail fungus?

There are many: Treatments for nail fungus. Not all of them work and some are better than others. I find most topicals in general to not be so effective.
My recommendation would be for oral and even laser as the most effective treatments.
You won't cause any harm trying the vinegar so feel free to try. I don;t think the success rate will be high. ...Read more

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Does vinegar help with nail fungus?

Does vinegar help with nail fungus?

Maybe: Vinegar is a form of Acetic Acid that soaking 2x per day may help with the nail fungus. ...Read more

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Dr oz recommends Vicks vaporub or vinegar solution for nail fungus. Are they effective at all? How about tea tree oil?

Hogwash: First off, make certain your nails are fungal with a fungus culture. If they are, the most effective treatment is oral anti-fungal medication, which has been recently shown to be much safer than we originally thought. Pulse therapy Lamisil (terbinafine) (14 pills in 6 months) has the same cure rate as taking it every day for 3 months. See a podiatrist and be leery of doctors on tv. ...Read more

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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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How does toenail fungus spread?

How does toenail fungus spread?

Changes in the nail: Fungus is everywhere and if there is any change to the nail plates attachment to the underlying surface and/or the texture of the nail plate changes (becomes dry or damaged), it is easy for fungus to find an area to spread. If you address removing the environment that fungus want to grow in, you can rid yourself of the fungus. See the podiatrist for an evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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How do I treat toenail fungus?

How do I treat toenail fungus?

Onychomycosis: Treatment includes pulse therapy of An oral anti fungal eg sporonox for 3months, with nail lacquer eg trosyd or clearnail. ...Read more

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What can you put on 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 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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In what way can I cure toenail fungus?

Fungal nails: Firstly, there are no real cures for fungal nails. Despite what you have read, lasers make the nails appear clearer, but do not cure it. Oral antifungals work to clear the nails, but the fungus can return. It is a continuing process. Home are plus the care from your foot doctor will help you. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a toenail fungus?

Thick yellow...: Usually a fungal infection on a toenail presents like a thick toenail, yellow or white color, and with subungual debris (white stuff under the nail). ...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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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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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's the best thing to do for toenail fungus?

Treat early.: Begin treatment early. Topical antifungals are often helpful in the early stages. See a podiatrist asap. ...Read more

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Is zetaclear a good solution for treating toenail fungus?

Not a good solution: I imagine somebody comes away from las vegas a winner but most of us lose. It's the same with these topical antifungal remedies. Undecylenic acid is an antifungal but has never been proved effective in nails. So while I might believe someone could see a benefit I would be willing to bet that most of us would be losers. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Toenail fungus?

What is the definition or description of: Toenail fungus?

Onychomycosis: Described as having a microscopic mushroom infection of any one of the ten toenails. This infection can lead to the nail becoming extremely thickened and often times painful. ...Read more

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Is a toenail fungus contagious?

Is a toenail fungus contagious?

Yes: Toenail fungus is an infection. Similar to a bacterial infection except the growth rate is much slower. Although fungus is not as contagious as some bacterial infections, under the right circumstances and on the right host the infection can be contagious. ...Read more

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What kind of specialist would I see for a toenail fungus?

A podiatrist or derm: You can see a podiatrist or a dermatologist for this condition. Either specialist can take a culture of the nail and make an accurate diagnosis and develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Treating toenail fungus. Should I use creams or is there something better?

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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Toenail fungus in diabetics?

Toenail fungus in diabetics?

Diabetes nail fungus: Diabetes affects the whole body, especially the microcirculation. When circulation to feet is compromised, & especially if blood sugar isn't well controlled, fungus can infect nail bed & thrive. Topical treatments are little help. Oral antifungals work but take months & may irritate liver. A podiatrist can offer additional options. Prevention & glucose control are keys. ...Read more

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Best treatment for toenail fungus?

Oral medication: Oral medication is the most effective way of treating toenail fungus. Laser treatments also work but ar enot covered by insurance and can be expensive. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of toenail fungus?

Seek treatment: No home remedy works. Over the counter topicals don't work either. Some podiatrist offices sell a topical that may work. There are also pills and laser treatment than can be considered. ...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


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