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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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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?

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 more

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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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How do I get rid of toe nail fungus and prevent fungus on my hands?

How do I get rid of toe nail fungus and prevent fungus on my hands?

Medicine works best: There is no home remedy that is effective. You can try topical antifungal medications, but the ones provided in podiatry offices are more effective than those in the pharmacy. There are other options, including oral medication, that are also effective. ...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.

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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Toenail Fungus (Definition)

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