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What are the cures for fungal nail infection?

What are the cures for fungal nail infection?

Oral antifungal med: Unfortunately, nail fungus infections are very difficult to cure. Because fungus grow between the thickened nail plate and the nail bed, the poor penetration of topical agents make them an unsuccessful treatment option. Lasers are *thus far* not very successful for the same reason. Oral antifungal such as lamisil, (terbinafine) is released in the nail bed, thus better targeting the fungus. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
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Fungal Nail Infection (Definition)

Fungus is an organism that thrives in a dark, damp environment and can be found on the skin or nails. As we age, we are more prone to developing fungus in our nails. Also diabetics are very commonly seen with fungal nails. There is usually thickness, yellowish discoloration, and the presence of dead tissue under the nail when a person has ...Read more


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What are the best remedies for fungal skin infection?

What are the best remedies for fungal skin infection?

Depends...: ...On the location. Simple athlete's foot & jock itch will often clear with any of the over-the-counter antifungal creams or sprays. More extensive skin involvement usually requires the addition of an oral antifungal (ketoconazole, terbinafine, etc.) if it's on the face, in the scalp, or in toenails or fingernails, topical treatments simply don't work, and oral antifungals are the only way to go. ...Read more

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What medications are there for fingernail fungal infections?

What medications are there for fingernail fungal infections?

Long term therapy: Most medications for the treatment of fungal disease of the nails are very expensive and most insurance companies require prior authorization. T repayment is also long term. Therefore i suggest you see a dermatologist because you will need long term therapy for a cure. ...Read more

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What are common cures for a toenail infection?

What are common cures for a toenail infection?

There are a few: Toenail fungal infections or onychomycosis have a number of different treatment options. Unfortunately none of them is great. Options include topical lacquers to paint on the nail, medicines that you take by mouth, laser treatments and even removal of the toenail. Each of these has advantages and disadvantages. I recommend that you see your primary care doctor for further discussion about this. ...Read more

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What medications are good for fingernail fungal infections?

What medications are good for fingernail fungal infections?

Fungus of nails: Sopranex , but it is ver expensive and has undesirable side effects. In general, a fungus of the nais is very difficult to treat. Your best bet is to be under the care of a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are the best remedies for toe nail fungus?

What are the best remedies for toe nail fungus?

Terbinafine: It is an antifungal medication that has a good track record for the most common nail infections. It is tolerated well, affordable and generally effective. This medicine is by prescription, so ask your podiatrist for one. Simple blood tests to rule out liver problems are commonly performed. If you have a history of liver disease or take certain medications, other options might be better for you. ...Read more

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Are there any fungal nail infection treatments?

Are there any fungal nail infection treatments?

Yes.: Treatment for fungal nails is a challenge. Nothing works fast and the best results out there are only about 70% or so effective. Thicker nails are more difficult to treat. Topical medications are ineffective by themselves unless the nail is thin. Oral terbinafine is successful but has side effects. Laser is safe, but not covered by insurance. Successful treatment takes months to see results. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for the treatment of foot fungus?

What are some home remedies for the treatment of foot fungus?

Since topical : Antifungals are so readily avialable and are effective - that is what i recommend. ...Read more

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Is it possible for IV antifungals to cure fungal endocarditis or fungal infection of the lungs?

Is it possible for IV antifungals to cure fungal endocarditis or fungal infection of the lungs?

Fungal infection: IV antifungals. Curing fungal endocarditis or pneumonia is difficult and depends on the sensitivity of the fungus to the agent being administered as well as the ability of the drug to get to the infectious agent. Having said that it is possible to get cures but requires long term treatment and possible doesn't mean, always successful. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a fungal nail infection?

What is the best treatment for a fungal nail infection?

Topical and/or Orals: Thank you for your question. Historically, oral antifungal medications have been most effective at treating fungal infections of the nails. Although rare, potential side effects have somewhat limited their use. Recently, newer topical formulations have been developed that are very effective as well (although expensive). Laser treatment has been used as well with differing results. ...Read more

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What will be the best cure for recurring fungal skin infection?

What will be the best cure for recurring fungal skin infection?

Avoid source: Fungal infections can occur from contact with either a pet, another human being infected, or soil. Best treatment is avoidance of the above. If over the counter antifungal creams don't work, then see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there a homeopathic treatment for fungal nail infection?

Is there a homeopathic treatment for fungal nail infection?

Not super successful: Nail 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. I haven't seen much improvement with homeopathic treatments. ...Read more

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Is a yeast infection and vaginal fungal infection the same thing? If not, what is best treatment for fungal and what are its causes?

Is a yeast infection and vaginal fungal infection the same thing?  If not, what is best treatment for fungal and what are its causes?

Yeast=fungus: Yeast is a fungus, by definition. Best treatment is to try to determine what may have provoked it? Changes in diet, sleep, stress, detergent, clothing, sex practices., etc. Second is otc anti-fungal like clotrimazole, Miconazole or any vaginal anti-fungal. If that doesn't work, then diflucan, (fluconazole) an oral pill. And lastly, elimination diet. A great book, the v book, goes into detail about yeast! ...Read more

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What are some treatments for fungal toenail?

Oral Lamisil, (terbinafine): Laser is very effective my web page clearnailz.Com will give you information about laser. ...Read more

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Are fungal infections/yeast the main infection on the scalp or are there similar infections? And is Nizoral (ketoconazole) good to use?

Topical Antifungal: Nizoral (ketoconazole) is ketoconazol which is a treatment for fungal infection. It is available in tropical preparations and shampoo. It is used for scalp fungal infections that can lead to problems including hair loss. Similar infection in the skin can occur anywhere in the body and can be treated with ketoconazol. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for curing a fungal infection on the skin in the groin area?

Are there any natural remedies for curing a fungal infection on the skin in the groin area?

Not reliable: Fungus in the groin is often due to chronic wetness from sweat and/or skin folds. There are many over the counter remedies in the drug stores, so try asking a pharmacist for his/her choice. If unresolved, then see your doctor for prescription strength cures. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more