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Dr. Jeffrey kass, my no.S were 65 and 68. The medicine is for nail fungus its prescribed and it starts with an a?

Dr. Jeffrey kass, my no.S were 65 and 68. The medicine is for nail fungus its prescribed and it starts with an a?

AST: Range is 5-40 iu/l alt range is 7-56 iu/l so if your numbers are 65 and 68 respectively you should not take an oral antifungal agent and you should discuss with your doctor why your levels are out of normal range and if anything can be done to correct the numbers and reason why they are high. ...Read more

Transmission (Definition)

In medicine and biology, transmission is the passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. Sometimes transmission can specifically mean infection of ...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?

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?

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?

Nail fungus: First thing is make sure that you have a nail fungus because the treatment is a tab every day for 3 months called lamisil (terbinafine). ...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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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. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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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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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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Fungus (Definition)

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