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What is the treatment for onychomycosis?

Some options: In my opinion, there are three main treatment options for toenail fungus. The first option is an oral medication. The second option is laser treatment and the third and least effective is a topical medication. Consult your doctor for the best treatment option for your infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
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Fungal Nail Infection (Definition)

Fungus is an organism that thrives in a dark, damp environment and can be found on the skin or nails. As we age, we are more prone to developing fungus in our nails. Also diabetics are very commonly seen with fungal nails. There is usually thickness, yellowish discoloration, and the presence of dead tissue under the nail when a person has ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for onychomycosis?

What is the best treatment for onychomycosis?

Oral terbinafine: This is also sold as brand "lamisil". That costs 100x and is no better. The generic is sold by prescription at walmart for $10 cash for 90 days. This is more than usually needed. The topicals are not effective for nail fungus. Laser treatment costs $1000. Which is not covered by insurance and you still need several months to see results. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of onychomycosis (trichophyton)?

What is the treatment of onychomycosis (trichophyton)?

Many: Treatment can range from topical medication, to oral medication, to removal of the toenail, or laser treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails?

What is the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails?

Topical-Oral-Laser: There are 3 tratments that i recommend. Topical antifungal medication that is brushed on the toenail, several times daily. Very low cure rate. Oral antifungal medication such as Lamisil (terbinafine) that you take daily for 3 months. Or laiser treatments to get rid of the fungus. Lamisl and laser treatments have a much higher cure rate. Laser treatments are not usullay covered by insurance and can be expensive. ...Read more

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Should i consider laser treatment for onychomycosis?

Should i consider laser treatment for onychomycosis?

Yes: It is an alternative to oral medications without the side-effects ( esp.Liver damage). Recent studies should at least short term improvement up to 80 % cases. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the treatment of onychomycosis (trichophyton mentagrophyte)?

Mycotic nail: The best is to find a podiatrist that offers laser in your area all of the oral or topical meds are either dangerous or innefective. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for distal subungual onychomycosis (dos)?

This is one of the : Few times that i might recommend topical treatment along with cutting away (debriding) the distal end of the nail (s). The idea is that you away the fungus as much as you can and then apply the medication. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest treatment of dos (distal subungual onychomycosis)?

Fungus: Using those terms suggests that you have seen someone for a diagnosis. Your treating physician should have done that. However, having said that i find great results with a laser in my office . I personally don't like Lamisil (terbinafine) due to side effects - even as low as they may be. ...Read more

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A person infected with an onychomycosis for 2 years ago. What is the quickest treatment to him? Is that differs of tenia peds treatment?

A person  infected with an onychomycosis for 2 years ago. What is the quickest treatment to him? Is that differs of  tenia peds treatment?

The quickest..: It could be removing infected toe nails to allow the regrowing toe nail come back on the topically treated nail bed skin after an average of 6 - 9 months. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenail Fungus (Definition)

Fungal toenail infection is an infection of the ...Read more