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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There are several: There is no single "best" treatment. For mild fungal infections, antifungal lacquer or other topical antifungal medications may be used. Oral antifungal therapy is usually used on moderate to severe fungal infections. Another alternative is laser treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tea Tree Fungus: This is commonly used as a natural remedies for toenail fungus but my experience is that it is not very effective in moderate or severe cases. It may be slightly effective if there is only a small amount of fungus present. Keeping the nail trimmed short and filed thin may help at work slightly better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Different treatments: Athlete's foot is a superficial fungal infection between the toes usually and presents as a very itchy rash. It can be easily treated with a topical antifungal medication. Onychomycosis, or fungus on toenail is much harder to treat. Typically oral antifungal medications are best to treat. There can be significant side effects with these medications so it is imprortant to make correct diagnosis ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Two different things: Nail fungus is very difficult to get rid of once you have it. Even if it is cleared, you'll likely have a recurrence sometime in your life. Calluses and corns occur because of the bony architecture of your foot, and will generally continue to recur unless you apply accommodative padding, wear orthotics, or have surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
NAIL FUNGUS: ARE YOUR SHOES TIGHT. IF SO GET A LOOSER TYPE SHOE. IT DOES SOUND AS IF YOU DO HAVE A FUNGAL INFECTION. SEE YOUR DERMATOLOGIST AND HE/SHE CAN TELL YOU IF IT IS REALLY A FUNGUS BY DOING A SCRAPING OF THE NAIL PLATE (PAINLESS!) AND IF IT IS POSITIVE, HE OR SHE WILL PRESCRIBE APPROPRIATE ORAL AND/OR A TOPICAL MEDICATION. THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION AND BEST LUCK. ...Read more
What can i buy for a nail fungus in my feet that will work or do i need a perscription, had it for a while and nothing will get rid of it?
I'm healthy, walk daily, take 20 mg. Propanalol daily. Feet: nail fungus, red/purple blotches on top - almost circular. Most visible sitting.?
I have athletes foot have been using terbinafine for a week. I think I have toenail fungus will that help or do I need a polish/use over nail polish?
Toenail fungus: terbinafine cream is for topical (skin) antifungal treatment and will not penetrate into the toenail for effective treatment. Specific toenail products are used due to components that penetrate into the hard keratin structure of the nail. There are many over the counter products that can be tried, but often a stronger doctors formula or prescription strength product is necessary. ...Read more
Is it possible that psoriasis can cause toe nail fungus I believe I have psoriasis on my foot according to research ?
Either one, or both.: When one has psoriasis on the skin, they can also have it in the nails. This is known as psoriatic nails. To complicate matters, one can also have a fungal infection involving the nail at the same time. This is called onycomycosis. So, as a result, you can have either condition, separately, or both, together. By nail appearance, both conditions can look very much alike, but treated differently. ...Read more
Why do i get nail fungus problems on my feet and whats the best product to buy to get rid of it once and for all? it started after my knee surgery.
See a dermatologist: Begin with diagnosis. It might be something other than fungus. If it is fungus it may be acceptable to merely keep the nails trimmed and ventilated. By far the best treatment, about 60% effective, is terbinafine. It is a prescription taken daily for 3 months. Originally a $1200 prescription, the generic is now $10! It takes a year to grow a new, normal nail after taking the med. You have other is ...Read more
Can athlete's foot lead to nail fungus infection? I have athlete's foot now and using treatment twice a day. My biggest fear is that it will cause ugly nail fungus. Is this possible or is that something completely different?
Athlete's foot/nail : The most common organism in athlete's foot is also the same because of nail fungus. It is very important that treatment begin as soon as possible to prevent the spread of the fungus to the nails. Nail fungus is much more difficult to treat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tried a DIY remedy for toe nail fungus. Remember afterward how porous feet are. Concerned the bleach in the foot soak can affect my breastmilk?
No problem: Bleach in a foot soak will NOT affect your breastmilk. Good luck with the treatment and congratulations on your baby. You are a good mother to be breastfeeding your child and asking questions to be safe. ...Read more
For a natural remedy...What amts and how long use castor oil /tea tree oil for treatmt of nail fungus/athletes foot? How do they need diluted, if any
Fungus: Natural is GREAT when it works. I have found that it is a hit and miss proposition. You can follow the label on the bottle of tea tree oil or see your podiatrist for a diagnosis and prescription. nail fungus is VERY hard to kill. I would treat both the nails and the athletes foot infection at the same time and get it done as quickly as possible. Good luck. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My toe nail fungus has progressed to very swollen feet and ankles with (dead skin?) or some solid white stuff popping out everywhere. need help! jim
Tophaceous Gout: Tinea unguium (fungal nail infection) is very unlikely to be involved in the swelling. I would work you up for high uric acid levels and send some of the 'white stuff' in for dark field microscopy (putting the sample in absolute alcohol and not formalin). Assuming this is gout, you need to be placed on a xanthine oxidase inhibitor to deal with the uric acid levels which cause gout. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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