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What Is Good For Toe Nail Fungus
See a podiatrist: Fungus is everywhere. The nail plate typically is smooth and adhered to the underlying bed, but if there is any damage that causes the nail plate to lift and/or there is a change in the texture of the nail plate, fungus is very opportunistic. The key for treatment is prevention and getting rid of environments that fungus like. A podiatrist can recommend topical, oral or even laser therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nail fungus: There are 4 treatments for nail fungus but i commonly recommend to my patients: #1 topical cream and nail polish #2 removal of the nail #3 oral antifungal medication which can affect the liver and this should be taken into consideration prior to beginning treatment #4 laser nail treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Difficultly!: Be sure your doctor knows your preference for stitches before you head into the operating room.-------dp: as is stated, this is possible. Sometimes there are preferences and sometimes they cannot be honored. Surgeons need to do what they do and think best. Certainly you should discuss this with your surgeon and get his/her opinion and see if they are willing to honor it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Terbinafine: It is an antifungal medication that has a good track record for the most common nail infections. It is tolerated well, affordable and generally effective. This medicine is by prescription, so ask your podiatrist for one. Simple blood tests to rule out liver problems are commonly performed. If you have a history of liver disease or take certain medications, other options might be better for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You have choices,: None of them quick, easy or guaranteed. Topical medications alone rarely work, especially if the nail has thickened at all. Oral terbinafine has its risks but the highest success rate. Laser treatment is safe, but isn't covered by insurance, so there's a large out of pocket expense. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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