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Manuka Oil For Toe 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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
No really: Go to the pharmacy and buy Lotion cream that you can get without prescription.
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."
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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)See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Bacteria: A bacterial infection of pseudomonas can turn your nails green. The majority is fungus.
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.
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.
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