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How would doctors recommend I treat nail fungus?

We can try!: Toenail 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. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...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


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

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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I've had foot nail fungus for more than a year I used medicines prescribed by my doctor but nothing has happened How to cure foot nail fungus?

Nail Fungus Cure?: First off let me tell that you that "curing" fungus is a difficult thing to do. Much like a common cold, once it goes away, it can come back. There are some instances where oral antifungals (is that what your doctor prescribed for you?) will not eradicate the "fungus." If that is the case with you, the doctor should send out a sample of the nail to confirm that it is actually fungus. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do you see for a toe nail fungus?

Doctor Fungus: A podiatrist may be the best choice but there are several primary care and dermatologists who will also be able to help you. ...Read more

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I have a toe nail fungus. Should I see a foot or skin doctor?

I have a toe nail fungus. Should I see a foot or skin doctor?

A foot dr.: Most podiatrists have more experience treating toenail fungus than dermatologists. ...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

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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I have had nail fungus on the toes of my right foot since college. Its gross I know. My general physician recommended the over-the-counter "piggy paste". Will it work?

I have had nail fungus on the toes of my right foot since college. Its gross I know. My general physician recommended the over-the-counter "piggy paste". Will it work?

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. 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. I don't personally recommend piggy paste. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to treat nail fungus?

What is the most effective way to treat nail fungus?

Oral medication: Pills, like lamisil, (terbinafine) are the most effective way to treat nail fungus. Topical ointments do not work very well but may be effective if used long enough. ...Read more

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Does vinegar treat a nail fungus?

Does vinegar treat a nail fungus?

There are many: Treatments for nail fungus. Not all of them work and some are better than others. I find most topicals in general to not be so effective.
My recommendation would be for oral and even laser as the most effective treatments.
You won't cause any harm trying the vinegar so feel free to try. I don;t think the success rate will be high. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat toe nail fungus?

What are ways to treat toe nail fungus?

We can try!: Toenail 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. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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Will clotrimazole cream, 1% treat nail fungus?

No: There is no evidence that it can cure the fungus, tolnaftate with special solution and Penlac (ciclopirox) are the preparations effective topically. ...Read more

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What is the most effective product to treat toe nail fungus?

What is the most effective product to treat toe nail fungus?

We can try!: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it's a callused or traumatized nail or if it's fungus, and from there you have several options: topical (~30% effective) or oral (~70%) antifungal medications, laser nail treatment (80%), or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat ugly toe nail fungus without resorting to medicines?

What are ways to treat ugly toe nail fungus without resorting to medicines?

LASER...: It has been shown to be effective, but the laser treatment for toenail fungus is not covered by insurance plans, so be prepared to pay for this out-of-pocket! ...Read more

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What works best to treat nail fungus?

The good standard: In the medical literature is still oral lamisil (terbinafine).
Alternatives could include laser or topicals but their efficacy is not as good as lamisil (terbinafine). ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a nail fungus?

What's the best way to treat a nail fungus?

Tough/long to treat: Toe nail fungus (onychomycosis) is rather difficult to treat and often requires 3-4 months/cycles of medication and may take 6-8 months or longer to get a "new/normal" nail. If only one nail involved, removing the nail maybe a better option. Recurrence is common, unfortunately. Consult your doc for a best treatment option for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to treat and cure nail fungus?

Nail fungus: This is always difficult - topical agents usually do not work very well. For definitive treatment oral anti-fungal is needed. ...Read more

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How to treat nail fungus? What to do or use fast?

No "quick" fix: There are topical and oral antifungal medications available for the treatment of nail fungus. Specialized lasers are also now available for treatment of fungal nail infections. Have your nails evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat white nail fungus underneath my toenail?

See podiatrist: The over the counter options do not work. Podiatrist can offer better topicals, oral medication, and even laser treatment. ...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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During pregnancy - Is it safe to treat a a nail fungus with a cotton ball soaked with 3% hydrogen peroxide?

During pregnancy - Is it safe to treat a a nail fungus with a cotton ball soaked with 3% hydrogen peroxide?

Absolutely: There is no danger to using topical hydrogen peroxide on your nails during pregnancy. Whether it will be effective in treating the nail fungus is another question. Unless severe, it is probably better to defer treatment of your toenail fungus until after your pregnancy, and then try more effective treatment. ...Read more

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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?

Fungus?: Although white spots could be an early manifestation of toenail fungus it could also just represent trauma to the nail. Give it some time. If it grows out you have nothing to fear. If it becomes thick and yellow see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is triamcinolone acetonide cream effective to treat foot/nail fungus?

Is triamcinolone acetonide cream effective to treat foot/nail fungus?

No: It is a steroid cream not an antifungal. Also, steroid creams should be used judiciously as they do carry side effects and hence should not be used indiscriminantly. ...Read more

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Will lavender or rosemary oil help treat nail fungus? Have already tried apple cider vinegar, listerine, coconut and tea tree oil

Not usually.: Toenail 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. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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What is the most affective way to cure nail fungus on hands and feet?

What is the most affective way to cure nail fungus on hands and feet?

Oral antifungals: If indeed you have a fungal nail infection then the best treatment is to take oral medications. Usually finger nails are treated for a month and toe nails are treated for 12 weeks. On ocassion, a re-treatment or longer treatment may be needed. Remember, it take a year for a toe nail to grow it's entire length and you will not see any immediate action. Be patient. Follw with your doctor. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

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