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What is the best way to get rid of toenail fungus?

What is the best way to get rid of toenail fungus?

Three options: There are three main treatment options for toenail fungus. The first option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some possible side effects and consequences. Direct doctor supervision is needed. The second option is laser treatment. This option is also highly effective, in my experience, without any significant side effect. The third option is a topical medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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What is the best way to get rid of toenail fungus in a few months?

What is the best way to get rid of toenail fungus in a few months?

Be realistic: A few months may not be realistic. Medications typically work on the new nail growing in. Even if you take oral medicines, on average you may first see signs of improvement at 3 months. ...Read more

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What is the best natural way to get rid of a toenail fungus? I've tried Penlac (ciclopirox) from Doctor, but it was unsuccessful.

What is the best natural way to get rid of a toenail fungus? I've tried Penlac (ciclopirox) from Doctor, but it was unsuccessful.

Oral antifungals: If topical therapy is not helping, the next step in my opinion is a course of oral (systemic) antifungal medication. There are different regiments, but you should talk with your PCP about the pros/cons of each one. These medications can be hard on the liver and oftentimes must be taken for several weeks. ...Read more

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My husband has severe toenail fungus. What is the best way to get rid of it without taking strong meds that can harm liver?

Pulse Lamisil (terbinafine): Where you only take it for 7 days every 3 months has shown the same cure rate as taking it every day for 90 days. It's been shown to be much safer than originally thought and is the most effective treatment. Ask your doctor about pulse therapy lamisil (terbinafine). ...Read more

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What is the best product to get rid of a toenail fungus?

What is the best product to get rid of a toenail fungus?

No magic bullet: 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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Taking 150mg of fluconazole to prevent toenail fungus for nail which was removed & growing back dark in color. Is this the best treatment?

Taking 150mg of fluconazole to prevent toenail fungus for nail which was removed & growing back dark in color. Is this the best treatment?

Fungus: There are many different treatments for fungal infections. Oral antifungals can be given but monitoring of your liver enzymes is recommended. There are cold lasers and topicals too. Ask your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of toe nail fungus?

What is the best way to get rid of toe nail fungus?

Best way: The best way to treat fungal nails is starting with cutera genesis nail laser treatment x 3. Apply formula 3 topical 2x a day. Purchase and apply all shoe gear to a steri shoe. Finally if an athelets foot is involved then an anti fungal 2x a day. ...Read more

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Is there any inexpensive way to get rid of toenail fungus?

There are many: There are many prescription and non prescription options for toenail fungus. Lamisil, (terbinafine) a prescription antifungal, comes on a generic version that can cost as low as $4.00 at some pharmacies. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of toenail fungus?

Seek treatment: No home remedy works. Over the counter topicals don't work either. Some podiatrist offices sell a topical that may work. There are also pills and laser treatment than can be considered. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of toenail fungus?

Three options: There are three main treatment options for toenail fungus. The first option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some possible side effects and consequences. Direct doctor supervision is needed. The second option is laser treatment. This option is also highly effective, in my experience, without any significant side effect. The third option is a topical medication. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of toenail fungus?

At: My office we treat fungal nails with oral medication and we use laser which we find very effective. ...Read more

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How to get rid of toenail fungus for good?

How to get rid of toenail fungus for good?

Thereare a few meds : There are some medications that are 60% effective.Worth a try before removing your nail permanently. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of toenail fungus?

Three options: There are three main treatment options for toenail fungus. The first option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some possible side effects and consequences. Direct doctor supervision is needed. The second option is laser treatment. This option is also highly effective, in my experience, without any significant side effect. The third option is a topical medication. ...Read more

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How can home remedies get rid of toenail fungus?

They generally don't: Treatment is usually a multifaceted approach. Minor involvement may respond to topical medications. Involved cases require oral medication or laser treatments. However you treat a nail fungus, you need to provide long term maintanence therapy. Be sure to discuss this with your podiatrist as part of your treatment. ...Read more

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Any good home remedies that can get rid of toenail fungus?

Any good home remedies that can get rid of toenail fungus?

Bleach soaks: Depends on how superficial the infection. If this is relatively superficial then bleach soaks can be beneficial. Basically a capful in a small basin of water and soak. However, most cases will require systemic antifungals to clear up the problem. ...Read more

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What to do to get rid of toenail fungus while nursing?Fungal growth started around 2.5 months ago and getting bigger on one toe.

What to do to get rid of toenail fungus while nursing?Fungal growth started around 2.5 months ago and getting bigger on one toe.

Topicals: There are a number of topical products that should be safe during pregnancy. Just be patient. Toenails take 9 months to grow and will take at least that long to completely clear. ...Read more

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My husband has toenail fungus, is there an easy way to get rid of it besides going to the doctor?

Probably not: I am unaware of any over the counter product that has great success...If you can find formula 3 online it is used twice daily and if it has not resolved the issue within 6 months it likely won't...The dr can do a nail biopsy testto determine if it is a fungus, yeast, mold, or bacteria...They are not all treated the same and there is no product that kills all four...Sorry. ...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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Fungus (Definition)

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