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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?

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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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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Will vapor rub treat a toenail fungus?

There have been : Anecdotal claims but no medical studies to my knowledge. ...Read more

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Does Vicks vapor rub really help cure toe nail fungus?

NO: No, vicks vapor rub does not cure toenail fungus. What it does is breakdown the actual nail construct and make it more pilable and softer to debride/trim down. Nail fungus is actually an infection of the toenail bed and you need actual antifungal medication topical, oral, or laser therapy to cure. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have had toenail fungus for years, what really works?

I have had toenail fungus for years, what really works?

Speak to your: Doc about oral lamisil (terbinafine). I recommend confirming the fungal nail diagnosis, and checking liver enzymes in bloodwork before starting the treatment. ...Read more

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I'm starting to think I have toenail fungus. What should I do?

See a foot doc: Or dermatologist who can test the nail and tell you if fungus is present. If so treatment can be discussed. ...Read more

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What is the cure for a toenail fungus?

What is the cure for a toenail fungus?

Few options: 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. This option is also highly effective, 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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How to know it is psoriaris or toenail fungus?

How to know it is psoriaris or toenail fungus?

A specimen of : The nail gets sent to the lab and viewed under a microscope. Psoriatic nails may have pitting in them. ...Read more

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Toenail fungus in diabetics ?

Toenail fungus in diabetics ?

Diabetes nail fungus: Diabetes affects the whole body, especially the microcirculation. When circulation to feet is compromised, & especially if blood sugar isn't well controlled, fungus can infect nail bed & thrive. Topical treatments are little help. Oral antifungals work but take months & may irritate liver. A podiatrist can offer additional options. Prevention & glucose control are keys. ...Read more

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Best treatment for toenail fungus?

Oral medication: Oral medication is the most effective way of treating toenail fungus. Laser treatments also work but ar enot covered by insurance and can be expensive. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of toenail fungus?

How do I get rid of toenail fungus?

The most effective: Treatment for toenail fungus is oral lamisil, (terbinafine) which has recently been shown to be much safer than we used to think. The fda recently dropped the blood test requirement on this. Also, pulse therapy has been shown to have the same cure rate, where you only need to take 14 pills in 6 months instead of 1 pill a day for 3 months. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

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Toenail Fungus (Definition)

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