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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?

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?

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 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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Fungus (Definition)

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenail Fungus (Definition)

Fungal toenail infection is an infection of the ...Read more