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What causes finger and thumb nail fungus ?

What causes finger and thumb nail fungus ?

Nail fungus answers: Nail fungus (both finger- and toe-nail) is caused most often by fungal organisms that like skin, also known as dermatophytes. It is less commonly caused by yeasts. It takes a long time to treat it, but it can be successfully and safely resolved with both medicines by mouth and specialized lasers. These 2 may be combined in difficult cases, and topical medicines may also be needed. ...Read more

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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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How can I cure finger nail fungus of the right hand? Ichecked on the internet, but it only speaks of possiblecures for toenail fungus. Are there any home remedies for it?

How can I cure finger nail fungus of the right hand? Ichecked on the internet, but it only speaks of possiblecures for toenail fungus. Are there any home remedies for it?

Not particularly: There are many purported home remedies but a fungal nail infeciton requires oral anti-fungal medication. First you need a proper diagnosis and then treatment. The teatment for finger nail fungus is the same as toe nail fungus only shorter. Many things mimic nail fungus and is not fungus. Bacterial infections can do this. See a dermatologist and get a proper diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Nail fungus on finger nail it does not cure since 4years.I had many medication.thank u?

Nail fungus on finger nail it does not cure since 4years.I had many medication.thank u?

Details matter: Are you quite sure it is fungus and not something else? There are several other nail abnormalities. If it really is fungus, is it T. Rubrum, or is it a yeast? Fungus of finger nail responds to terbinafine, 1 pill a day for 6 weeks. A normal fingernail is seen 6 months later. ...Read more

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How do u get rid of finger nail fungus?

How do u get rid of finger nail fungus?

Antifungal: You could take an antifungal pill prescribed by a doctor. There are also some topical antifungals that may help. Some people advocate natural remedies including tea tree oil and vinegar. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of finger nail. Fungus ?

Med from doctor: Now thankfully the medications needed to treat fungus of the nails is generic and not so expensive. Nothing else works nearly as reliably. It can rarely cause liver problems to take these medications, but most people can take it safely. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of finger nail fungus ?

How can I get rid of finger nail fungus ?

Sporonox: A prescription anti fungal like sporonox can take it away. You take it for a week, take three weeks off and repeat it for three cycles. Hopefully that will take care of it. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure my dark finger nails which i was told that it was not a nail fungus just genics from a derma.........?

What can I do to cure my dark finger nails which i was told that it was not a nail fungus just genics from a derma.........?

Not much: Toenails and fingernails that are darkened due to genetics are pretty much going to stay that way. Not much can be done to lighten them. Make sure you don't have fungus. Some people have tried laser therapy but results are minimal. ...Read more

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Will nail fungus be all over my bed sheets,etc My ob doc say I have nail fungus But the ER doc. Says it might not be because I slammed finger w/ door

Will nail fungus be all over my bed sheets,etc My ob doc say I have nail fungus But the ER doc. Says it might not be because I slammed finger w/ door

Both could be right.: Trauma to the nail root can either temporarily or permanently cause a distortion of the nail plate. This distortion can often mimic a fungal nail infection. Having a fingernail that has a fungal infection is not as common as a toenail, especially on a 23 year old. You can settle the dilemma by having the nail tested for fungal spores. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

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