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What cures fungal foot nail infection?

What cures fungal foot nail infection?

Nail fungus: You would be most likely to have success with an oral or paint on antifungal medication prescribed by your physician/ podiatrist or dermatologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Toenail fungus infection treatments?

Toenail fungus infection treatments?

There are few: There are 3 main treatment options for toenail fungus. The 1st option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some possible side effects. The 2nd option is laser treatment, a highly effective option in my experience. The 3rd option is a topical medication, which is the least effective of the three. Consult your doctor for the right treatment for you. ...Read more

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What causes toe nail fungus?

What causes toe nail fungus?

See a podiatrist: Fungus is everywhere. The nail plate typically is smooth and adhered to the underlying bed, but if there is any damage that causes the nail plate to lift and/or there is a change in the texture of the nail plate, fungus is very opportunistic. The key for treatment is prevention and getting rid of environments that fungus like. A podiatrist can recommend topical, oral or even laser therapy. ...Read more

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Fungal infection in nail by pictures?

Fungal infection in nail by pictures?

Vicks vapor rub: Try applying vicks vapor rub twice daily to the affected nail for 6-12 months. You should see a clearer healthy appearing nail grow in over that time frame as the diseased nail gets pushed out. The recurrence rate with any type of treatment utilized is very high...So essentially it makes little difference in the long run how you treat it. ...Read more

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Treatment for toe nail fungus?

Treatment for toe nail fungus?

Nail fungus treatmen: I ususally outline the following options for my patinets: topical creams topical antifungal nail polish removal of nail oral antifungals (some risk of liver concerns) laser nail treatment. Talk with your podiatrist about these options to see which is best for you. ...Read more

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What causes finger and thumb nail fungus ?

Nail fungus answers: Nail fungus (both finger- and toe-nail) is caused most often by fungal organisms that like skin, also known as dermatophytes. It is less commonly caused by yeasts. It takes a long time to treat it, but it can be successfully and safely resolved with both medicines by mouth and specialized lasers. These 2 may be combined in difficult cases, and topical medicines may also be needed. ...Read more

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Can athlete’s foot cause nail infections?

Can athlete’s foot cause nail infections?

Fungus among us: Yes, the fungus in your feet can creep into the nailbeds of your toes. Then the fungus gets into your nails. So if you're trying to get rid of toenail fungus, you should also watch out for and treat athlete's foot too. Good point! ...Read more

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Will anti fungal cream clear up an infected/ingrown toe nail ?

Will anti fungal cream clear up an  infected/ingrown toe nail ?

No: Ingrown portion of nail must be rmoved or cut away. Antibiotics may be necessary as well. ...Read more

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Hiv infection causes beau lines in finger nails??

Hiv infection causes beau lines in finger nails??

Line: Beau lines can be caused by anything that is stressing your body, poor nutrition, medications etc,. ...Read more

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Can a nail fungus spread to other, uninfected, nails?

Can a nail fungus spread to other, uninfected, nails?

Nail fungus spread: Since nail fungus is spread by direct contact, it is very likely that this can spread from one nail to another especially on the same foot. When treating nail fungus, i recommend treating all nails. Healthy nails should be treated in addition to the infected nails in order to prevent spread of the fungus. ...Read more

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Serious nail fungal infection, what to do?

Serious nail fungal infection, what to do?

Agree w Dr. Singh: Topical anti-fungal treatments are often not effective when an extensive amount of nail has been impacted. Your physician can order you a stronger medication such as Lamisil which can be prescribed for burst treatments. ...Read more

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Is there any topical treatment for toe nail fungus, thickening and discolored toenails ?

Is there any topical treatment for toe nail fungus, thickening and discolored toenails ?

Fungus: Agreed - first be sure it is fungus . With a black light fungus will fluoresce. I use a laser with good success (80-85%). ...Read more

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Possible nail fungal infection, finger red, swollen, painful, doctor gave me flucloxacillin, why? If its ineffective on fungal infections?

Possible nail fungal infection, finger red, swollen, painful, doctor gave me flucloxacillin, why? If its ineffective on fungal infections?

Poss bacterial infec: You may have a paroncyhia, which can be a bacterial infection. If the prescribed treatment doesn't help within about 2 days, or if it's getting worse, then i'd recommend you call the doctor who prescribed this and let them know. They may want to prescribe if different medication and/or see you back for follow-up. ...Read more

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Can tea tree oil cure foot fungus toe nail fungus?

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

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Noticed brown line on thumb nail and a visited Dermotologist but this not fungal infection and said to follow up for nail I am really scared.

Noticed brown line on thumb nail and a visited Dermotologist but this not fungal infection and said to follow up for nail
 I am really scared.

May be from injury: Sometimes trauma/injury to the nail can cause bleeding from under the nail, which then can cause brown areas under the nail or on the nail itself. I would watch it and see if grows along with your nail. If it does, then you can eventually clip it off when you clip that part of your nail off. ...Read more

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I have fungal infection on hand my nail are damaged?

I have fungal infection on hand my nail are damaged?

Disfiguring fungi?: From your question i can't tell if you have a damaged finger that now has a fungal infection or if the fungal infection if causing your nail to look disfigured. Either way, a fungal infection starts in the nail matrix wh/is at the base of the nail. The organisms have to be killed in the matrix & the infected nail grow out to clear it. This can be accomplished w/medications or removing the nail. ...Read more

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I think my hand rash is due to a fungal infection. What can I do?

I think my hand rash is due to a fungal infection. What can I do?

Hand rash: One of the more common otc antifungal creams is clotrimazole, which goes by the brand names lotrimin af athlete's foot cream or lotrimin af jock itch cream (in the United States) and other common otc antifungal creams include the brand names monistat 1 (tioconazole), tinactin (tolnaftate), Lamisil (terbinafine), and aloe vesta, baza and carrington antifungals (miconazole). Fungus vrs eczema? ...Read more

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Hands (palms) are peeling excessively & seems to be connected to football gloves. Is this hand dermatitis or a fungal infection? How do we treat?

New gloves needed: Consider a new pair of gloves. Sweating, moisture increase the probability that a fungus or other infection is growing.
See a doctor or skin dermatologist for further advise after diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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Was pricked by rose thorn directly in my left hand index finger knuckle. Had to pull thorn out of glove! Immediately became red, painful, swollen, and loss of mobility. I am concerned it left fungal infection called sporotrichosis.what should I do?

Rose thorn injury: Well sporotrichosis is more of a problem LATER after the initial injury. That's because indeed it's a slow-growing fungus. What happened immediately was probably just the reaction to the injury. Ouch! I would clean it out, apply bacitracin, make sure you're up to date on tetanus then elevate the hand. Check with doc to make sure the joint (knuckle) was not penetrated by the thorn. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hi doctors..My husband has fungal infection on his feet and thumb .Is there any possibility for its transmission to my feet?By contact?

little chance: Fungus is everywhere. Infection is more related to the host conditions (warm, moist, susceptible), not due to person to person contact. ...Read more

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My skin is peeling off b/w by thumb & index finger. It was diagonised as a simple fungal infection but the medication is not working. Cause please.

My skin is peeling off b/w by thumb & index finger. It was diagonised as a simple fungal infection but the medication is not working. Cause please.

Skin peeling: Could be fungal versus dermatitis ( allergic) vs eczema Some cremes( lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) in US) contain anti-fungal and steroid which would treat both issues. Also check what your hands are in contact with if caustic chemicals may be contact dermatitis and need the steroids , lotion and gloves as well to protect. rarely psoriasis ( should respond to steroid a bit) f/u with doc ...Read more

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What can you do to treat a fungal infection under your finger nail?

What can you do to treat a fungal infection under your finger nail?

We can try!: Nail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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Serious nail fungal infection, what to do?

Agree w Dr. Singh: Topical anti-fungal treatments are often not effective when an extensive amount of nail has been impacted. Your physician can order you a stronger medication such as Lamisil which can be prescribed for burst treatments. ...Read more

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Fungal infection in nail by pictures?

Vicks vapor rub: Try applying vicks vapor rub twice daily to the affected nail for 6-12 months. You should see a clearer healthy appearing nail grow in over that time frame as the diseased nail gets pushed out. The recurrence rate with any type of treatment utilized is very high...So essentially it makes little difference in the long run how you treat it. ...Read more

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How to terminate my nail fungal infection?

How to terminate my nail fungal infection?

Medication: There is anti-fungal medication which is taken by mouth. There is topical anti-fungal medication. There also a laser treatment for fungal toenails which is very expensive and often is not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a fungal infection in my nail and worried?

What to do if I have a fungal infection in my nail and worried?

We can try!: Nail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a fungal infection on my nails?

Pills or creams: Oral antifungals work best. Creams and lacquers do not work very well. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a nail fungal infection that won't ruin my liver?

Nail Laser: The best treatment for fungal nails without harming your liver is utilizing laser therapy (cutera for example) with topical (formula 3) and finally placing all your shoes in a steri-shoe. ...Read more

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How to cure nail fungal infection in my middle and index fingers for 3 years duration .

How to cure nail fungal infection in my middle and index fingers for 3 years duration .

Typically nail fungi: are treated with prescription topicals, orals or lasers. You should see dermatologist to discuss treatment options and prescriptions ...Read more

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What can I use as an alternative to Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets to fight nail fungal infection?

Nothing else works: Nail fungus is difficult to eradicate. A determination first test be made to the type of fungus being treated. I muscle orally is effective in about 85% of the cases. Most topicals are a waste of time and money. More recently, laser therapy have been employed but if the entire nail is involved it may not be as effective as oral antifungal agents. ...Read more

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Which medicine is good for nail fungal infection? I m already taking fluconazole ip 150mg one time in a week from 6 months.

Which medicine is good for nail fungal infection? I m already taking fluconazole ip 150mg one time in a week from 6 months.

Onychomycosis: Nailbed infections start in the nail matrix and need to grow out from there. This process takes longer in the toenails than the fingernails (+/- 12 mo vs 6 mo). Treatment w/ fluconazole/terbinafin usually daily; some other agents (itraconazole) 1 wk/mo (or other permutations) w/75-80% cure. Sometimes the nail has to be removed. Newer topicals may as well help alone/in combo w/oral antifungals. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Dugan
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