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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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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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Can torn nails cause ingrown toenail?

Can torn nails cause ingrown toenail?

Es: As the ragged toenail grows out it gets caught in the skin and becomes ingrown. ...Read more

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Can tea tree oil cure foot fungus toe nail fungus?

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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Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Not usually: No, this could be an indication of another problem such as dehydration or autoimmune disease. More information is needed to make a better diagnosis, but not typically associated with fungal infections like jock itch or toenail fungus. I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...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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Can use of nail polish on nails cause nail polish-like smell of breath?

Can use of nail polish on nails cause nail polish-like smell of breath?

No, it does not: There are certain health conditions that are associated with unusual odors of breath. Those need to be examined by your doctor. If you are talking about your baby, please take him/her to the pediatrician to be examined. Things like chronic sinus infections, dental problems, certain metabolic problems, like diabetes and many others can give an unusual smell to the breath. ...Read more

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Will toenail fungus lead your toe nail to fall off?

Not always.: This is sometimes the case, but certainly not always, or even that often. Usually there is discoloration and thickening of the nail plate. It can be treated with topical solutions, oral medications, surgical removal or certain types of laser. See a podiatrist to see which solution may be best for you. ...Read more

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Toenail is brittle and discolored. Any OTC meds for toenail fungus?

Toenail is brittle and discolored. Any OTC meds for toenail fungus?

Some say: Try vicks vapor rub, others garlic. Most topical antifungals are non prescription found in pharmacy. ...Read more

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Can nail polish destroy toenails?

Not the good polish: An underlying nail fungus is usually the culprit, and using nail polish may exacerbate the fungus. Most good polishes will not harm the nails, and in fact can act as a protectant. ...Read more

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Will clotrimazole cream, 1% treat nail fungus?

no: There is no evidence that it can cure the fungus, tolnaftate with special solution and Penlac (ciclopirox) are the preparations effective topically. ...Read more

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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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Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?

Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?

See a : Podiatrist or dmatologist among some of the more common problems are fungus, bacteria, subungual keratinization. There are other possibilities but those are the three most common. (Each using different treatments.) ...Read more

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Hi is zeta clear good product for curing nail fungus on 2 toe nails ?

Hi is zeta clear good product for curing nail fungus on 2 toe nails ?

Probably not going: to clear true nail fungus. Fungus is a hard thing to cure with topical medications as the mold gets inside and under your nail. Most likely you can clear nail fungus with topical medication if the fungus is more superficial on top of nails, but this kind of fungus is not as common. ...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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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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Eyelid redness, dryness, itchiness?

Eyelid redness, dryness, itchiness?

Blepharitis. Eye MD.: The most common cause of those symptoms is a blockage of the meibomian glands. Their job, when flowing normally is to create the outermost oily layer of the tear film which retards evaporation of the tears. At least 50% of people have some blockage of those glands. At the worst a chalazion or stye can form. Management consists of eyelash scrubs with q-tip and baby shampoo plus hot compresses. ...Read more