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What is the most affective way to cure nail fungus on hands and feet?

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 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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What is the best cure for nail fungus in foot?

What is the best cure for nail fungus in foot?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Can tea tree oil cure foot fungus toe nail fungus?

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 more

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Best way to remove athletes foot and nail fungus on toes?

Best way to remove athletes foot and nail fungus on toes?

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 more

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What the main cause of reaccuring nail fungus and painful corns under the feet?

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 more

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Do I have nail fungus? Feet nails thicker, getting deformed and encrusted underneath tips.

Do I have nail fungus? Feet nails thicker, getting deformed and encrusted    underneath tips.

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

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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?

Rx is best: Particularly oral terbinafibe but that's once it's a confirmed fungus by lab testing. Many cases of thick or ugly nails may not be fungus. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of foot and toe nail fungus/athletes foot?

How can I get rid of foot and toe nail fungus/athletes foot?

Different options: In order from least to most effective: Topical antifungals, oral antifungals, laser treatment (only for toe nails). ...Read more

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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

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Is it possible that psoriasis can cause toe nail fungus I believe I have psoriasis on my foot according to research ?

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

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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.

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

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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? .

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?

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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 more

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Is triamcinolone acetonide cream effective to treat foot/nail fungus?

Is triamcinolone acetonide cream effective to treat foot/nail fungus?

No: It is a steroid cream not an antifungal. Also, steroid creams should be used judiciously as they do carry side effects and hence should not be used indiscriminantly. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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 more

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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

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 more

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Fungus (Definition)

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