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How to clear toe nail fungus? I've had it for years want to clear it up its white and does salt water help? Or rubbing achol or hydrogen peroxide?

How to clear toe nail fungus? I've had it for years want to clear it up its white and does salt water help? Or rubbing achol or hydrogen peroxide?

Antifungal meds: A newer topical antifungal (you can apply to the nail) is tavabarole for 48 weeks, with NNT of about 14 (# patients we need to treat with this RX to prevent 1 additional occurrence of this nail disease).
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1105828-treatment.
The main oral antifungal is terbinafine for 12 weeks, with NNT of only 5.
http://reference. Medscape. Com/medline/abstract/12056964 ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Does vinegar work well on finger and toenail fungus?

Does vinegar work well on finger and toenail fungus?

No: No, you will likely need more focused treatment than vinegar for nail fungus. Your family physician or a dermatologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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How effective is vinegar and coconut oil for treating toenail fungus?

How effective is vinegar and coconut oil for treating toenail fungus?

Usually good: Sorry you might be suffering from tinea pedis or.....Athletes foot.
You can try soaking your feet in a vinegar sln (1 cup to 2 quarts water)
treat your shoes with lysol spray
dry thoroughly between your toes.
Be persistent, this is the KEY!


If the condition continues ask for a podiatry referral. ...Read more

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What amount of water/listerine or vinegar should you use to soak your feet to treat toenail fungus?

What amount of water/listerine or vinegar should you use to soak your feet to treat toenail fungus?

Treat the cause 1st: Not the symptoms. If there's fungus present, this points to the person's immunity status being compromised or reduced. So that's the first thing that should be addressed, so that the fungus doesn't continue growing indefinitely. Soaking the foot in any type of solution is only a temporary measure that may not help long term. More important to treat the root cause first, not just the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is raw apple cider vinegar good to fight toenail fungus?

Is raw apple cider vinegar good to fight toenail fungus?

Not bad.: The vinegar is an acid, which most opportunistic fungus and bacteria don't like to live in! The issue is that it often can't penetrate the nail enough to get to all of the fungus. There are oral medicines and a couple topical solutions that are fda approved for this condition. See a podiatrist for all the options that may be best for you. ...Read more

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During pregnancy - Is it safe to treat a a nail fungus with a cotton ball soaked with 3% hydrogen peroxide?

During pregnancy - Is it safe to treat a a nail fungus with a cotton ball soaked with 3% hydrogen peroxide?

Absolutely: There is no danger to using topical hydrogen peroxide on your nails during pregnancy. Whether it will be effective in treating the nail fungus is another question. Unless severe, it is probably better to defer treatment of your toenail fungus until after your pregnancy, and then try more effective treatment. ...Read more

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Cleaner used bleach, water and vinegar and hydrogen peroxide separately but all in the bathroom. I'm 4 weeks pregnant. Should I worry about the fumes?

Cleaner used bleach, water and vinegar and hydrogen peroxide separately but all in the bathroom. I'm 4 weeks pregnant. Should I worry about the fumes?

Bleach is the only: One to worry about at all, and only if you inhaled it from the bottle and harmed yourself. I would not worry, especially if you smell nothing now. ...Read more

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Will hydrogen peroxide/ apple cider vinegar turn molluscum white?

Will hydrogen peroxide/ apple cider vinegar turn molluscum white?

Maybe: You do not need a test. If you know what to look for you can identify molluscum. Small, pink pimples with a dimple on top and custard inside. There are 2 types. Small ones on children, wide distribution. Larger ones on sexual areas of young adults. They are not true warts, but a pox virus. Most people become immune as children to the small ones. The large ones are sexually transmitted but easy t ...Read more

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I have had these bumps on my pubic region for almost 2 weeks I would say. I've tried hydrogen peroxide, bikini zone anti-bump, vinegar compress... And?

I have had these bumps on my pubic region for almost 2 weeks I would say. I've tried hydrogen peroxide, bikini zone anti-bump, vinegar compress... And?

See PCP: Bumps on the pubic area could be simple cysts in the skin, inflammation in the hair follicles or herpes simplex. Only examination by a physician can determine the diagnosis and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, is it a good idea to use them to get rid of butt pimples?

Tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, is it a good idea to use them to get rid of butt pimples?

Encourage: Medical evaluation to determine why you are getting these and to insure you don't have boils. Don't put cart before the horse. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a fungus under two of my toenails that I wish to treat. I am 11 weeks & some days pregnant. Is it safe to soak my feet in hydrogen peroxide?

Hi, I have a fungus under two of my toenails that I wish to treat. I am 11 weeks & some days pregnant. Is it safe to soak my feet in hydrogen peroxide?

No: Hydrogen peroxide alone should not be used to soak feet. It can however, be diluted 3 parts water to 1 part hydrogen peroxide and applied to the nail directly with a cotton pad. You should always verify any treatment with your OB before starting! ...Read more

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My doctor used hydrogen peroxide for ingrown toenail. What does that do?

My doctor used hydrogen peroxide for ingrown toenail. What does that do?

Disinfects: It's a liquid antibiotic and gets places that ointments and creams don't. It is caustic to new granulation tissue, so it's best used once initially. ...Read more

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Could hydrogen peroxide kill athletes foot?

Could hydrogen peroxide kill athletes foot?

Fungus: Anti-fungal medicine would work the best. Typically athletes foot loves a dark moist area like your enclosed shoe gear. Keeping your feet dry by changing socks, cotton socks and even using antiperspirant sprays between toes and bottom will help! ...Read more

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What to do if I'm cleaning the infected foot nail with hydrogen peroxide. Am doing right?

What to do if I'm cleaning the infected foot nail with hydrogen peroxide. Am doing right?

H2O2: Is best used initially. It is a potent antibiotic and will get where ointments and creams won't. It is, however, caustic to new granulation tissue and will slow healing if used repeatedly. Use a simple antibiotic ointment like Neosporin. Getting the nail out is what really needs to be done. ...Read more

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I got ingrown toe nail surgery 2.5 wks ago. Can I put on nail polish? It only gets slightly white when I put on the hydrogen peroxide now.

I got ingrown toe nail surgery 2.5 wks ago. Can I put on nail polish? It only gets slightly white when I put on the hydrogen peroxide now.

Ingrown toenail: I would avoid the nail polish until your doctor sees you back and clears you for such things. Also, as an aside, hydrogen peroxide can be quite caustic to healing tissue. I would advise only using it on a new dirty wound but not something that is in a healing phase. Please call the doctor that operated on the ingrown toenail to advise you on what to use as a day-to-day dressing. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does vinegar help with nail fungus?

Does vinegar help with nail fungus?

Maybe: Vinegar is a form of Acetic Acid that soaking 2x per day may help with the nail fungus. ...Read more

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Does vinegar treat a nail fungus?

There are many: Treatments for nail fungus. Not all of them work and some are better than others. I find most topicals in general to not be so effective.
My recommendation would be for oral and even laser as the most effective treatments.
You won't cause any harm trying the vinegar so feel free to try. I don;t think the success rate will be high. ...Read more

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Dr oz recommends Vicks vaporub or vinegar solution for nail fungus. Are they effective at all? How about tea tree oil?

Hogwash: First off, make certain your nails are fungal with a fungus culture. If they are, the most effective treatment is oral anti-fungal medication, which has been recently shown to be much safer than we originally thought. Pulse therapy Lamisil (terbinafine) (14 pills in 6 months) has the same cure rate as taking it every day for 3 months. See a podiatrist and be leery of doctors on tv. ...Read more

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Will lavender or rosemary oil help treat nail fungus? Have already tried apple cider vinegar, listerine, coconut and tea tree oil

Not usually.: 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 long does toenail fungus last?

Fungi spread by: Spores, which are everywhere. They don't wash out in the laundry or are killed in the drier. While it's entirely possible to clear up a toenail fungus with proper treatment, people who are susceptible to fungal infections tend to get re-infected, no differently than people who are prone to strep throats that keep getting them. Without treatment, the fungus never really goes away. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat toenail fungus at home?

Several: Put tea tree essential oil under the nail. Lavender can also be helpful. Soak the nail in hydrogen peroxide. The key is to be persistent, as it can take a while. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what do I do about toenail fungus?

Options available: Topical medications work depending on the degree of the disease, same as for laser therapy.
Oral medications are generally avoided.
May consider surgical removal of the diseased nails and the topical therapy to follow - see your foot dr for the discussion. ...Read more

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How do I cure my dark toenails or a toenail fungus?

Options: No home remedy works. Over the counter topicals don't work either. Some podiatrist offices sell a topical that may work. There are also pills and laser treatment than can be considered. ...Read more

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What are effective home remedies for toenail fungus?

Not guaranteed.: 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

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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