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What Can I Do To Treat Toenail Fungus At Home
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
I got toenail fungus from pedicure (white marks) on nail end. Do I need prescription from MD or can I treat OTC or at home? Or will it go away on own?
Keep in mind...: The fda has recently come out with a blanket statement that toenail fungus can not be cured. It is "managed" by a number of modalities, but it can always come back in the future. Oral antifungal medicines (lamisil), topical medications (formula 3), laser therapy, surgical removal, homeopathic applications (tea tree oil). Talk to a podiatrist for what will be best and most effective for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I presume you mean: Topical products. Topical medications have only a small chance of working and that's for superficial fungal infections with little or no thickening of the nail. The challenge lies in penetrating the nail plate along with the fact that the nail grows so slowly. There's no easy and quick way that is also guaranteed to work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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