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What does nail fungus infection look like?

What does nail fungus infection look like?

Nail fungus: A common description of nail fungus is that the nail becomes either yellow or white. There can be separation from the nail and the underlying nailbed as well as thickening of the nails overall. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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


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How can I address the my nail fungus infection?

How can I address the my nail fungus infection?

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 more

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What is the best cure for nail fungus infection toe nail? That actually works. Please help

What is the best cure for nail fungus infection toe nail? That actually works. Please help

I believed: Amisil oral is the gold standard. I use an off label pulsing regimen in place of the standard 90 consecutive day treatment. ...Read more

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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? .

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?

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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 more

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Toenail fungus infection treatments?

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 more

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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. ?

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. ?

Injury?: Have you injured your toe in some way? If not then watch it for signs of infections such as redness or swelling. If you develop these then see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Would it be wise to soak my acrylic nails in alcohol to prevent 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

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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?

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?

Fungemia: I don't think Fungemia needs isolation but I would think a person who has disseminated fungal infection would be immunosuppressed therefore s/he needs to be protected and put in isolation. ...Read more

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Would my doctor prescribed me zeta clear for nail fungus infections?

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

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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?

No: It may not even be fungus at your age but nail dystrophy secondary to repetitive micro trauma. OTC products aren't that effective but will do no harm if you try ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat a toe-nail fungus/fungi infection?

What are some ways to treat a toe-nail fungus/fungi infection?

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 more

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Is there a natural treatment for vaginal yeast infections, nail fungus and jock itch?

Is there a natural treatment for vaginal yeast infections, nail fungus and jock itch?

Topical antifungal: Treatment for mycotic or fungus nails include debridement or thinning of the nails and topical antifungal (tolfanate 1%). There is a product this is plant based called fungal free nail solution applied twice daily. ...Read more

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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

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

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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 am taking itraconazole(spazol) for an fungus infection can I take Xanax (alprazolam) and the same time as this drug and be safe?

Not really: Puts you at risk for increased xanax (alprazolam) level which can suppress your mental state since these meds all get metabolized by the liver. Do you have a systemic fungal disease that is chronic? ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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What should I do to cure a fungus infection causes by diabetes?

What should I do to cure a fungus infection causes by diabetes?

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

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


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Fungus (Definition)

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