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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Taking 150mg of fluconazole to prevent toenail fungus for nail which was removed & growing back dark in color. Is this the best treatment?
Several treatments.: The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. I've seen natural oil remedies work, but very rarely. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Oral lamisil (terbinafine): If not contraindicated and if the nail is truly fungal. ...Read more
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