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What is the best solution for nail fongus?

What is the best solution for nail fongus?

A few choices: Toenail fungus, or onychomycosis is a very frustrating problem to treat. There are two main treatments. Pen-lac is a nail polish that you can put on each toenail daily it works ok and is better for milder cases. Lamisil pills (terbinafine) works better and is now generic so is only $4 on the walmart generic plan. You take the pills for 3 months but needs blood tests and md supervision ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more


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How do you cure fungus on nails?

How do you cure fungus on nails?

3 common ways: A topical antifungal, an oral antifungal or laser treatment, each treatment has pros and cons. ...Read more

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How to remove fungus from nails?

Medications: Usually nail fungus has to be treated with oral antifungal medications and it can take 6 months of treatment to cure this problem. You will need to see a doctor to find out if you are able to take these medications. ...Read more

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Can I get a fungus wearing acrylic nails?

Can I get a fungus wearing acrylic nails?

Indeed: Acrylic nails starve the "real" nail surface of oxygen which encourages fungal growth. Also, as the nails separate over time, moisture can seep underneath them increasing fungal growth. Be sure that at each "redo, " you have a complete clean up and disinfection. Be sure your technician only uses one file per client. Ask that your tech keep your stuff separate from other tools and materials. ...Read more

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What can be done for fungus underneath the nail?

Toenail fungus: Laser therapy along with a functional medicine approach to the cause of the infection is the best long term solution. ...Read more

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I have fungus around my figer nails and has taken microcidal and gneseofulvin and they both didn't help. What else to use?

Fungus around nails: It is unusual to have fungus around the nails. I have doubts about the diagnosis. Secondly, Lamisil (terbinafine) (not for yeast though) and sporonox are commonly used orally. ...Read more

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What to do if I got nails done it was unsanitary what to do to not get fungus?

Really once you have: Had your nails done, the possibility of infection already exists. I would clean your nails with alcohol, and watch for any signs of fungus, if they appear, get in to dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat fungus nail infections?

Is there any way to treat fungus nail infections?

Medication and laser: There are a number of ways to get rid of toenail fungus. You can take oral antifungal drugs, use a medicated nail polish or get treated with a laser that's specific for destroying nail fungus. Each treatment has its risks and benefits. Consult your dermatologist to determine the most appropriate treatment for you. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My nails seem to be seperating from the nail bed, first one and now two others are starting, what is it? Fungus?

It MAY be...: The fda has recently come out with a blanket statement that toenail fungus can not be cured. It is "managed" by a number of modalities, but it can always come back in the future. Oral antifungal medicines (lamisil), topical medications (formula 3), laser therapy, surgical removal, homeopathic applications (tea tree oil). Talk to a podiatrist for what will be best and most effective for you. ...Read more

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I have a fungus or something on my fingernails and its made all of them fall off what can I take to regrow my nails.?

I have a fungus or something on my fingernails and its made all of them fall off what can I take to regrow my nails.?

Nail fungus: Nail fungus is a reason why you can lose your nails. Lamisil (terbinafine) can help treat nail fungus for many people. Start with a visit to your primary doctor for an examination. Most pcps are comfortable treating nail fungus, and they can start treatment after some basic lab testing. ...Read more

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I have one nasty-looking thumb nail due to some sort of fungus I've recently learned. I want my thumb nail back. What can I do?

Oral anti-fungal: Nail fungus infections are "dug in", and only respond to oral anti-fungal treatment. Topicals are a waste of time. Your toenails are probably infected too - if not, it's very likely that your thumbnail problem is not due to a fungus. Either way you should see a dermatologist. Contrary to popular belief, oral anti-fungals are not dangerous when prescribed correctly by a knowledgeable dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have had fongus on my nails since over a year ago and I tried to get rid of it but nothing worked, does anyone know something that can cure it?

I have had fongus on my nails since over a year ago and I tried to get rid of it but nothing worked, does anyone know something that can cure it?

Nail infections: Fungal infections of the nails and hair are difficult to treat without a prescription, and topical medications are not sufficient. Oral medication is usually used for several weeks to clear these types of infections. Since they can have significant side effects, close monitoring by your prescribing physician will be necessary. ...Read more

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Can nail fungus be cured?

Nail fungus treatmen: "cured" so it will never come back- no. It is an infection so may recur. But various treatments- topicals, oral meds or surgical intervention may alleviate for long periods of time. ...Read more

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How do you get nail fungus?

Fungus is all around: The fungus is all around us. If you are suseptible and if the exposed to a critical degree, then the fungus can occur. Usually nail fungus starts first with a skin fungal infection. If you can control skin fungal infections (athlete's foot), then this can diminish the opportunity for the nail becoming infected. Washing and drying the foot well, changing sock daily can help. Dr l. ...Read more

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How can you cure nail fungus?

It is very difficult: Nail fungus is a challenge because the fungus is in the nail, hard, non-porous and grows very very slowly. Topical medications rarely work because of that. Oral medications and laser are the most effective forms of treatment, but nothing works quickly or all the time. Oral meds have risks; laser has little risk, but is not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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How can I cure a nail fungus?

See doctor: And may need an anti fungal medication Fungal nail infections take a long time to treat and are very difficult to get cured. ...Read more

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What can I use for nail fungus?

Antifungal solution: Topical Penlac 8%, formula 3. Oral: Lamisil (terbinafine) 250mg daily for 90 days. See foot doctor for examination. ...Read more

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What works best to treat nail fungus?

The good standard: In the medical literature is still oral lamisil (terbinafine).
Alternatives could include laser or topicals but their efficacy is not as good as lamisil (terbinafine). ...Read more

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How does a finger nail develop a fungus?

How does a finger nail develop a fungus?

Onychomycosis.: Onychomycosis, or toenail fungus. Is a growth of plantlike matter within the substance of the toenail. As a toenail grows out the fungus attaches to its distal edge and move proximally or toward the body.

Onychomycosis is usually caught in males much easier than in females, and many of those males have been in the armed forces previously with contact with the fungus in showers and and barracks. ...Read more

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Nail fungus since I was a kid, what to do?

GET A CULTURE: That's a long time. You should see a podiatrist; they can take some nail clippings, and test them to see if it is indeed a fungus. Then, recommend a treatment plan.

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What's the best way to treat a nail fungus?

What's the best way to treat a nail fungus?

Tough/long to treat: Toe nail fungus (onychomycosis) is rather difficult to treat and often requires 3-4 months/cycles of medication and may take 6-8 months or longer to get a "new/normal" nail. If only one nail involved, removing the nail maybe a better option. Recurrence is common, unfortunately. Consult your doc for a best treatment option for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Nail fungus what home remedyis there for it?

Vicks/ Manuka oil: Some of my patients swear by vicks, applied directly to your nails with a q tip. Another natural remedy is manuka oil. Tougher to find, and definitely more expensive than vicks. ...Read more

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Zetaclear nail fungus relief--is it effective?

Not very effective: There is no medical evidence that topical are more than 20% effective. ...Read more

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How to remove nail fungus using home remedies?

How to remove nail fungus using home remedies?

Maybe?: 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

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What is the most effective way to treat nail fungus?

Oral medication: Pills, like lamisil, (terbinafine) are the most effective way to treat nail fungus. Topical ointments do not work very well but may be effective if used long enough. ...Read more

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What would you say is the very best nail fungus remover?

What would you say is the very best nail fungus remover?

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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Can you give me advice with medication for nail fungus?

Many types: There are over the counter topical medicines, as well as homeopathic remedied, or oral prescription medication. ...Read more

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Which is better nail fungus medication: polish versus pill?

Pill: Is more effective. Those polishes work less than 10 percent of the time, . ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions with medication for nail fungus?

See a dermatologist: First be sure of the diagnosis. Terbinafine pill taken 1 a day for 3 months works most of the time. Prescription costs $10. When it works, there is a better nail in a year. Laser costs $1200, not covered by ins., better nail in a year if it works. Topicals are much less effective and much more expensive. Meanwhile ventillate your feet, keep nails short, take sox off in bed. ...Read more

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Brown line in the middle of one of my nails and half of the nail is brittle, could it be fungus or nail damage?

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Brown line in the middle of one of my nails and half of the nail is brittle, could it be fungus or nail damage?

Splinter hemorrhage: Splinter hemorrhage can be from a trauma but may be a sign of lupus erythematosus, psoriasis, an infection of the heart valve (endocarditis). Brittle nails can be caused by vitamin B7 (biotin) deficiency, a thyroid problem or a fungal infection. ...Read more

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