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Vicks Vaporub Toenail 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 very 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In some cases: These are common treatments/suggestions for nail fungus. In order for either of these to have a chance of succeeding, you have to be aggressive with keeping the nails thinned as much as possible, removing all loose nail debris and using the topical as instructed. If you are not aggressive, your chances are not good. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Most topicals do not work well on nail fungus. There are a few that are specifically for nail fungus, but even these don't work as often as anyone would like. If you try a topical, it is important to use as often as suggested and keep the nail trimmed as short and thin as possible to give the medicine a chance to work. It may take the nail 6 months to grow out. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fungi are under nail: With a fungal infection of a nail, such as toenail fungus, the fungi live underneath the nail. Bleach can kill germs, including fungi, on one's toes and on the outside surface of the toenails. However, the fungi under the nails will likely survive and keep growing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lamisil (terbinafine) is effective: In my opinion, Lamisil (terbinafine) is an effective treatment for toenail fungus. There are many factors to consider in the overall evaluation of the success of the treatment. Toenail deformity will not be reverse by lamisil (terbinafine). Consult your doctor for a full discussion of the pros and cons of lamisil (terbinafine). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Think it over.: Since you nails are both ingrown and hard to cut, why not have then examined by a specialist. The problem can be permanently corrected in the office with pain and risk. At least see a specialist for the specifics so that you can be informed before you consent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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