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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
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
Callused skin: Foot fungus and callused skin can be two different diagnosis.. if you are concerned an exam or photo will help in determining the correct diagnosis and proper treatment plan specific to you. There are wonderful natural products that get rid of callused skin on the bottom of the feet as well as athlete's feet! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toe nail fungus: Toe nail fungus can be treated in a variety of ways. There is no true cure, but there are some things that you can do. You can try to soak your feet in warm water and add two tablespoons of white vinegar and soak 20 minutes daily. If you don't like vinegar, use tea tree oil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I cure finger nail fungus of the right hand? Ichecked on the internet, but it only speaks of possiblecures for toenail fungus. Are there any home remedies for it?
Not particularly: There are many purported home remedies but a fungal nail infeciton requires oral anti-fungal medication. First you need a proper diagnosis and then treatment. The teatment for finger nail fungus is the same as toe nail fungus only shorter. Many things mimic nail fungus and is not fungus. Bacterial infections can do this. See a dermatologist and get a proper diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Remove the toenail: Toenail fungus is extremely difficult to treat. Oral Lamisil (terbinafine) can be used once a culture of the toenail is done, liver function test, treat orally for 3 months and topically with antifungual medicine for about one year and hope you don't get the fungus again in one year. The "gold standard" is permanent removal of the infected toenails. ...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
Is on the heels: Moisturize it at night time. Use Pumice stone or Emory board in the shower and then moisturize again before putting shoes and socks on. ...Read more
How can I treat psoriasis of the nails is it possible that the pain in my knees is connected to thepsoriasis?
Nails require therap: Nails require more stringent therapy. Although Methotrexate may work, i suspect you will need a biologic. The ones available for psoriasis include tnf inhibitors like enbrel, humira, simponi (golimumab) and Remicade and also stelera which had a different mechanism of action. ...Read more
Best way to rid of fishy scales n eczema problems in heels of foot?it is painful to walk sometimes. Its spreading in palms of my hands too.help!!
Dermatology: I would seek a Dermatologist to get a proper diagnosis on what is going on especially if you get it in your hands. ...Read more
Have it evaluated.: Some causes of callus formation include: friction, pressure, repetitive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Other conditions such as warts, which result from a viral infection may be confused with calluses. Have it evaluated in order to identify the cause. The underlying cause should be addressed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best quick remedy or treatment for palmar-plantar psoriasis skin cracks at the soles? It's badly affecting my daily activities in school.
Contact: Fungus can be transferred by fomites or non-living objects such as socks, shoes or carpet. It can also be spread if the infected foot comes in contact with the non-infected foot. It is important to let your feet and shoes dry out regularly to avoid a moist environment that fungus likes. There are also fungal treatments that can be found in your local pharmacy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Discolored nails: Discoloration of nails can be due to all kinds of issues. A majority of it benign, some symptomatic and few malignant. If the underlying cause of the nail discoloration can be identified then there is a better chance of returning to normal nail plate. Also consider that there is skin under the nail and the nail bed might be discolored and not the nail plate. Rec. Dermatologist/podiatry refferal. ...Read more
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