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What Does Nail Fungus Infection Look Like
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
Nail fungus see MD: Nail fungus can be successfully diagnosed and treated by your pcp, or dermatologist, and yes nail fungus in toes is treated by poditrists as well it is a difficult infection to cure and you need long term antifungal medicine like Lamisil (terbinafine) for 6 to 12 weeks and need to monitor liver functions and wbcs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can athlete's foot lead to nail fungus infection? I have athlete's foot now and using treatment twice a day. My biggest fear is that it will cause ugly nail fungus. Is this possible or is that something completely different?
Athlete's foot/nail : The most common organism in athlete's foot is also the same because of nail fungus. It is very important that treatment begin as soon as possible to prevent the spread of the fungus to the nails. Nail fungus is much more difficult to treat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Medication: Oral antifungal therapy for up to 12 weeks is the usual prescription. ...Read more
Last night I woke up with the sharpest pain around the right side of my big toe nail. There is no nail there due to a fungus infection. ?
Fungus: Soaking the acrylic in alcohol would help to clean them , but if fungus is present on you (which is where it lives as a dermatophyte ) this won't help prevent infection. Fungus likes a warm dark moist environment and false nails are a great place for fungus. Caveat emptor - buyer beware . Good luck ! ...Read more
When a person has fungus infection of the blood and outside on the skin/hair/nail what is the length of stay in isolation infection ward?
Zeta clear: There is no way to predict what your doctor may or may not prescribe. I did a quick search on the product and it seemed pretty bogus to me .....caveat emptor ...Read more
Are over-the-counter products effective in treating nail fungus? How will I know when it's time to see a podiatrist? Is prolonged infection dangerous?
Drugs: Usually onychomycosis persists life long unless treated with an effective anti-fungal agent such as terbinafine or itraconazole which have replaced the more toxic griseofulvin. You need a doctor's prescription for the oral meds laser treatments are now being offered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How to get rid of a fungus infection in your foot, in the nails? what does it mean when its red? im going to ask for a referral to a foot doctor
Good plan: It is a good plan to seek out a podiatrist for this problem . Fungal infections of the nails and feet are common and there are significant remedies that a podiatrist can help you with. ...Read more
My son has a fungus infection on his hand that turned to blisters, the doc prescribed cream, how long does it take to heal?
I am taking itraconazole(spazol) for an fungus infection can I take Xanax (alprazolam) and the same time as this drug and be safe?
I was fortunate to find that the stuff on my penis was balantitis a fungus infection went away with benezpyl peroxide use and going to use a cream ?
Balanitis: What is your question. If you have been treated and are better why are you asking for help? Clarify and can respond more clearly. Best wishes. ...Read more
Diabetes control: The main thing usually is to get the diabetes under excellent control. Most fungal infections will clear on their own if blood sugar is normal. Beyond that, it depends on the kind of fungus and where the infection is located. For example, vaginal fungal infections are very different and require different treatment than skin, mouth, or internal infections. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
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