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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

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?

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?

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?

Seek treatment: 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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How can I get rid of toenail fungus?

Three options: There are three main treatment options for toenail fungus. The first option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some possible side effects and consequences. Direct doctor supervision is needed. The second option is laser treatment. This option is also highly effective, in my experience, without any significant side effect. The third option is a topical medication. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of toenail fungus?

At: My office we treat fungal nails with oral medication and we use laser which we find very effective. ...Read more

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What drug gets rid of toenail fungus?

What drug gets rid of toenail fungus?

Few options: There are few drugs fda approved for the treatment of toenail fungus. All of them have to be prescribed by a doctor.
Over the counter or non-prescription medications for toenail fungus are prevalent. However in my opinion, poorly effective against the infection.
Toenail fungus is an infection. Consult your doctor for the proper treatment. ...Read more

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How to get rid of toenail fungus for good?

Thereare a few meds: There are some medications that are 60% effective. Worth a try before removing your nail permanently. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a bad toenail fungus?

Few options: In my opinion, there are three main treatment options for toenail fungus. The first option is an oral medication. The second option is laser treatment and the third and least effective is a topical medication. Consult your doctor for the best treatment option for your infection. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of toenail fungus?

Three options: There are three main treatment options for toenail fungus. The first option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some possible side effects and consequences. Direct doctor supervision is needed. The second option is laser treatment. This option is also highly effective, in my experience, without any significant side effect. The third option is a topical medication. ...Read more

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Can a podiatrist can clear up toenail fungus?

Yes: There are several treatment options. Many cases are resistant and recurrence is common. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of 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, 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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What can I do to get rid of a toenail fungus?

Three options: There are three main treatment options for toenail fungus. The first option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some possible side effects and consequences. Direct doctor supervision is needed. The second option is laser treatment. This option is also highly effective, in my experience, without any significant side effect. The third option is a topical medication. ...Read more

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What toenail fungus treatments are available?

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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Is there a good home remedy for toenail 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 can home remedies get rid of toenail fungus?

They generally don't: Treatment is usually a multifaceted approach. Minor involvement may respond to topical medications. Involved cases require oral medication or laser treatments. However you treat a nail fungus, you need to provide long term maintanence therapy. Be sure to discuss this with your podiatrist as part of your treatment. ...Read more

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Is Lamisil (terbinafine) good for toenail fungus?

Yes: I think oral Lamisil (terbinafine) is one of the best oral medications for fungus toenails. You need to make sure your liver is in good condition. Lamisil (terbinafine) is about 70% effective with a 30% recurrence rate. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of toenail fungus?

Three options: There are three main treatment options for toenail fungus. The first option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some possible side effects and consequences. Direct doctor supervision is needed. The second option is laser treatment. This option is also highly effective, in my experience, without any significant side effect. The third option is a topical medication. ...Read more

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What is the best product to get rid of a toenail fungus?

No magic bullet: 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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What is the most effective treatment for toenail fungus?

Statistically, the: Best treatments are laser and oral terbinafine. Each has its benefits and drawbacks. Topical medications are best used as an adjunct to one of the above, as they rarely work alone. The various home remedies almost never work on fungus. ...Read more

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Any good home remedies that can get rid of toenail fungus?

Any good home remedies that can get rid of toenail fungus?

Bleach soaks: Depends on how superficial the infection. If this is relatively superficial then bleach soaks can be beneficial. Basically a capful in a small basin of water and soak. However, most cases will require systemic antifungals to clear up the problem. ...Read more

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Is there any inexpensive way to get rid of toenail fungus?

There are many: There are many prescription and non prescription options for toenail fungus. Lamisil, (terbinafine) a prescription antifungal, comes on a generic version that can cost as low as $4.00 at some pharmacies. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some home remedy cures for severe toenail fungus?

None: There is no home remedy for severe toenail fungus. A severe toenail fungal infection needs aggressive treatment by a physician. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenail Fungus (Definition)

Described as having a microscopic mushroom infection of any one of the ten toenails. This infection can lead to the nail becoming extremely thickened ...Read more


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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more