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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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
No really: Go to the pharmacy and buy Lotion cream that you can get without prescription. ...Read more
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." ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
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.
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) ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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.
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. ...Read more
A specimen: Gets sampled and sent to a lab who stain the specimen look under a microscope and tell you what they see.... ...Read more
In the small toe there is a fungus but it turned into a deep opening like a wound how should it be treated?
It is possible: If a toenail infection becomes severe enough, it could lead to loss of the nail. Toenail fungus often time cases the nail to be brittle and loose form the nail bed. The slightest amount of trauma could cause the nail to be completely detached causing loss of the entire nail. Get it taken care of by a professional to avoid preventable complications. ...Read more
If a person that has toe fungus takes a shower in my shower cubicle and if I clean with something that has chlorin is it ok after and safe?
Generally safe: This should be OK, but there are never guarantees. ...Read more
My partner has had toe fungus since he was 8yrs old and he is 23 now. He has tried everything and nothing has worked. Still is trying. What can he do?
Confirm fungus.: The first thing he should do is see a doctor and have a sample of his nail sent for pathology to confirm it is indeed a fungus. It could be something else that looks like a fungal nail. Fungal nail infections are not common in young children. If it is confirmed to be a fungus then laser therapy is a viable option. ...Read more
Pedicures: I have always warned my patients about pedicures and the spread of certain diseases such as fungus, hepatitis and TB. Before having a pedicure, make sure the place looks clean. See if they sterilize their instruments; check their health record on line; Make sure they sterilize their instruments, use new files between clients and use a plastic insert in the foot basin. ...Read more
Oral meds or laser.: Topical solutions are often ineffective. Oral medications are about 75% effective an FDA approved laser can be up to 90% effective in getting rid of nail fungus. Depending on the severity of your nail fungus you may need debridement/thinning of the nails in addition to oral meds or laser treatment. See a Dr. For your best treatment options. ...Read more