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How would you know if toe fungus from your toe nail falling of because of dancing?

How would you know if toe fungus from your toe nail falling of because of dancing?

Lab test.: Your podiatrist can take a sample and send it to a lab for identification. They'll be able to tell you whether there is a fungus present or whether the nail is just traumatized. ...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 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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What can be another factor as to why my nails & toes are greenish brownish besides fungus?

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 toe nail has fungus. What can I do?

My toe nail has fungus. What can I do?

Keep in mind...: 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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Can anti fungus work for black toe nails?

Can anti fungus work for black toe nails?

If the black toe: Are fungus.....They may be secondary to a subungual hematoma or blood under the nail in which case the medication will do nothing. Topical medications only work about ten percent of the time so you need to keep that in mind as well. ...Read more

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Can toe nails recover when fungus pretty much eats away at them?

Can toe nails recover when fungus pretty much eats away at them?

Sometimes.: 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. There are many treatments, but no one can guarantee they will give you back a perfect clear nail. ...Read more

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Quickest way to cure fungus infected toe nails?

No quick way: There is no quick way. Because of the slow rate of nail growth most treatments take up to a year whether topical or oral medication. ...Read more

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Is pepermint tea good for fungus on toe nails?

Is pepermint tea good for fungus on toe nails?

No Evidence It Works: There is no evidence that Peperment tea will help cure toe nail fungus
Some Natural Doctors believe that powder made from Tea Tree and Peperment oil has antifungal and heaing properties
But there is no scientific evidence to support it ...Read more

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Why does toe nail fungus happen?

Why fungus?: Fungus is everywhere in the environment. If it enters an area where fungus can reproduce (dark, moist, warm) then it can start to grow. Keeping your feet dry and seekin care at the first sign of any nail chages is your best chance to prevent it. ...Read more

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What is good for toe nail fungus?

What is good for toe nail fungus?

Oral antifungals: There are several oral antifungals available that can treat onychomycosis (fungal nail infection) very effectively. It is a slow process though. ...Read more

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What are remedies to toe nail fungus?

What are remedies to toe nail fungus?

Have them evaluated.: 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. Have your nails evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat toe nail fungus?

What are ways to treat toe nail fungus?

We can try!: Toenail 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 to kill toe nail fungus?

How to kill toe nail fungus?

Fungus B Gone: Try tea tree oil 1-2 x daily under nail or Vicks vaporub at night. Dr. Haley suggests otc urea cream to soften the nail. May take 2-4 months before you notice normal nail by your cuticle. Treatment applied to your nail often doesn't work as well as prescription pills. Your toenail must be tested for fungus before pills can be prescribed. Also, treat any lurking athlete's foot. Slow going. ...Read more

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What is the cure for toe nail 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 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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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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How do I remove fungus in feet and toe nails?

Oral antifungal: There are many different options including topicals, oral antifungals, and lasers. The most effective treatments are oral antifungals such as sporanox, lamisil, (terbinafine) Diflucan and can have an 80-90% efficacy rate after 3 months. Topical creams have a much lower cure rate (40%) and have to be applied for 9 months. Lasers are also effective but there hasn't been a great amount of research in this area. ...Read more

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I have fungus on my big toe nail its been there forma while now, but recently it started to hurt a lot I can't almost touch my toe, why is that?

I have fungus on my big toe nail its been there forma while now, but recently it started to hurt a lot I can't almost touch my toe, why is that?

Pressure on nail bed: Fungus of toenail can cause nail to become thick and hard, often with a significant amount of debri underneath nail. This can cause pressure on nail bed and hence pain: especially with shoes on. Sometimes this can get secondarily infected with bacteria. ...Read more

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How can I remove toe and nail fungus?

We can try!: Toenail 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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What is the best way to cure a toe nail foot fungus?

What is the best way to cure a toe nail foot fungus?

Toe nail fungus: Toe nail fungus can be treated in a variety of ways. There is no true cure, but there are some things that you can do. You can try to soak your feet in warm water and add two tablespoons of white vinegar and soak 20 minutes daily. If you don't like vinegar, use tea tree oil. ...Read more

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Do you know any remidies for toe nail fungus?

Microscopic mushroom: I know of quite a few. They all begin with a thorough evaluation to determine that, in fact, it is a fungal infection and not something else. Based on the evaluation, treatments can be offered and explained. These could include medication, surgery and laser, just to name a few. ...Read more

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What are the best remedies for toe nail fungus?

What are the best remedies for toe nail fungus?

Terbinafine: It is an antifungal medication that has a good track record for the most common nail infections. It is tolerated well, affordable and generally effective.

This medicine is by prescription, so ask your podiatrist for one. Simple blood tests to rule out liver problems are commonly performed. If you have a history of liver disease or take certain medications, other options might be better for you. ...Read more

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What is the best way to address a toe nail fungus?

What is the best way to address a toe nail fungus?

You have choices,: None of them quick, easy or guaranteed. Topical medications alone rarely work, especially if the nail has thickened at all. Oral terbinafine has its risks but the highest success rate. Laser treatment is safe, but isn't covered by insurance, so there's a large out of pocket expense. ...Read more

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Is there any OTC cure for toe nail 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 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 best way to kill toe nail fungus?

Remove the toenail: Toenail fungus is extremely difficult to treat. Oral Lamisil (terbinafine) can be used once a culture of the toenail is done, liver function test, treat orally for 3 months and topically with antifungual medicine for about one year and hope you don't get the fungus again in one year. The "gold standard" is permanent removal of the infected toenails. ...Read more

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