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Dr. Libby Putnam Dr. Putnam
Podiatry
8 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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Will tea tree oil get rid of toe nail fungus?

Will tea tree oil get rid of toe nail 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.

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Dr. Sung ho Bae Dr. Bae
Podiatry
15 years in practice
California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
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Does pure tea tree oil help get rid of toe nail fungus?

Does pure tea tree oil help get rid of toe nail fungus?

Sometimes: Tea tree oil has antiseptic and antifungal properties. People have been using them as such purposes for years. Some people have had success on fungal nails (onychomycosis). In my practice I have seen little success with tea tree oil use. However, I do believe that if applied at least once a day routinely, it will help clear fungal nails if used early in the disease phase.

Dr. Adam Ringler Dr. Ringler
Podiatry
14 years in practice
Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
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Can tea tree oil cure foot fungus toe nail fungus?

Can tea tree oil cure foot fungus toe nail fungus?

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.

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Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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How do you use tea tree oil for foot fungus?

Rub it on: Apply it to the affected area twice daily.

Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien Dr. Garcia-septien
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Can tea tree oil help in treating foot fungus such as athletes foot?

Can tea tree oil help in treating foot fungus such as athletes foot?

No really: Go to the pharmacy and buy Lotion cream that you can get without prescription.

Dr. Hector Chapa Dr. Chapa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
21 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Is it safe to use tea tree oil to treat foot fungus while pregnant?

No Data on safety: Topical (skin) agents are GENERALLY safe to use. BUT, these meds are not regulated by the FDA so the purity of them is unsure. This med has several therapy claims: reduce acne, nail fungus, and other claims. The Mayp Clinic has the best advise on its website regarding this med: "Use cautiously in preg and breastfeeding women, and during childbirth due to a lack of enough scientific information."

Dr. David Laha Dr. Laha
Podiatry
34 years in practice
California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
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Does penlac (ciclopirox) or tea trea oil cure toenail or foot fungus?

In some cases: These are common treatments/suggestions for nail fungus. In order for either of these to have a chance of succeeding, you have to be aggressive with keeping the nails thinned as much as possible, removing all loose nail debris and using the topical as instructed. If you are not aggressive, your chances are not good. Dr l.

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Dr. Scott Shields Dr. Shields
Podiatry
25 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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For a natural remedy...What amts and how long use castor oil /tea tree oil for treatmt of nail fungus/athletes foot? How do they need diluted, if any

Fungus: Natural is GREAT when it works. I have found that it is a hit and miss proposition. You can follow the label on the bottle of tea tree oil or see your podiatrist for a diagnosis and prescription. nail fungus is VERY hard to kill. I would treat both the nails and the athletes foot infection at the same time and get it done as quickly as possible. Good luck.

Dr. Christopher DePorter Dr. DePorter
Podiatry
26 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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How to cure a fungus on toe?

How to cure a fungus on toe?

Antifungal Medicines: There is not necessarily a 'cure', but we have many options for treatment. First, is this fungus in the toenail or on the skin? I am going to approach the answer as if it is in the nail. Treatment options: 1. Home Remedy: Mix equal parts of Listerine with White Vinegar and apply that with a Q-tip daily. 2. Prescription Topical Medicine 3. Oral Medication (Lamisil (terbinafine) or Sporanox)

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Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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Does toe fungus always smell bad?

Does toe fungus always smell bad?

Not necessarily: Fungus may not necessarily have a bad odor. If one were to thoroughly wash the affected area the smell may go away even though one may still have an underlying fungal infection. The odor one may smell that is often accompanies with a fungal infection may be due to bacteria or excessive sweating or moisture in the area.

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Dr. Michelle Achor Dr. Achor
Podiatry
12 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Have toe fungus, now random dark round spots?

Have toe fungus, now random dark round spots?

Fungus: This could be the fungus turning from an acute presentation to a chronic presentation as the two can look different. It could be ring worm, or a variety of other dermatologic conditions.

Dr. Natalie Sieb Dr. Sieb
Family Medicine
10 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How long before you see results from lamasil for toe fungus after 3 months?

How long before you see results from lamasil for toe fungus after 3 months?

Months: Even after completing a 3 month course of lamisil, (terbinafine) it can take 9-12 months for the entire nail to grow out completely fungus free. Just need some patience.

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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I have fungus on my nails & toes but How come my nails are clearer than my toes?

I have fungus on my nails & toes but How come my nails are clearer than my toes?

FugusRequireMoisture: Without which they do not survive. A key reason fugal infections are far more common under nails & between skin folds (athlete's foot) than in other locations. They are very difficult to stop, once they get a hold, esp. If your blood glucose is not very low (optimal HbA1c <5.0%) & circulation not good (optimize lipoproteins). Avoid moisture cream, closed toe shoes Before terbinafine 3-4 months.

Dr. Marybeth Crane Dr. Crane
Podiatry
23 years in practice
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
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What can be another factor as to why my nails & toes are greenish brownish besides fungus?

What can be another factor as to why my nails & toes are greenish brownish besides fungus?

Bacteria: A bacterial infection of pseudomonas can turn your nails green. The majority is fungus.

Dr. Glenn Aufseeser Dr. Aufseeser
Podiatry
5 years in practice
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
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Can you please describe the negative side effects from taking oral meds for toe fungus that won't go away?

Side effects: Different medications have different side effects. The medication that I use for my patients with your problem carries the risk of liver damage. To lower the risk, we draw blood to ensure the patient's liver is healthy before we start the medication and after several weeks to ensure that no damage is occuring.

Dr. Jeffrey Bowman Dr. Bowman
Podiatry
34 years in practice
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I have a vertical black line on my big toe for several years what's does this mean? I also have a fungus on this toe for over 30 years.

Black nail: It may be from the fungus but if it is black there is a chance it could be something more serious. Don't risk it, get a nail biopsy.

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Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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How can I cure my toe fungus?

How can I cure my toe fungus?

Many options: There are topical and oral antifungal medications available for the treatment of nail fungus. Specialized lasers are also now available for treatment of fungal nail infections. See a specialist and get their professional advice.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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How can fungus in your toes grow?

Fungus: Likes dark, wet, moist areas your feet, toenails in socks and shoes are a perfect breeding ground for the critters.

Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang Dr. Chuang
Dermatology
46 years in practice
National Cheng Kung University College of Medicine
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How can I cure a toe fungus at home?

You can't: Toe fungus is very difficult to treat. You need dermatologists to help.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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How can I treat a 15 y.o. toe fungus?

If truly fungus: Meaning positive lab result oral Lamisil (terbinafine) works well.

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