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What Kind Of Doctor Do You See For A Toe Nail Fungus
I have toe nail fungus and i can see somewhat of a new toenail coming in and the one on top is coming off. It doesn't hurt, should I take it off?
You have choices,: None of them quick, easy or guaranteed. Topical medications alone rarely work, especially if the nail has thickened at all. Oral terbinafine has its risks but the highest success rate. Laser treatment is safe, but isn't covered by insurance, so there's a large out of pocket expense. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drugs: Usually onychomycosis persists life long unless treated with an effective anti-fungal agent such as terbinafine or itraconazole which have replaced the more toxic griseofulvin. You need a doctor's prescription for the oral meds laser treatments are now being offered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Drugs: Usually onychomycosis persists life long unless treated with an effective anti-fungal agent such as terbinafine or itraconazole which have replaced the more toxic griseofulvin. You need a doctor's prescription for the oral meds laser treatments are now being offered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nany of my son has a toe nail fungus she sleeps on a sofa we all sit on she sleeps on sheet of course but is it safe to sit there after that?
Yes: It is safe to sit on that couch. This does not get transmitted by sitting in the same location. ...Read more
For a toe nail fungus, which over-the-counter cream is more effective, Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin?
Microscopic mushroom: I know of quite a few. They all begin with a thorough evaluation to determine that, in fact, it is a fungal infection and not something else. Based on the evaluation, treatments can be offered and explained. These could include medication, surgery and laser, just to name a few. ...Read more
Terbinafine: It is an antifungal medication that has a good track record for the most common nail infections. It is tolerated well, affordable and generally effective. This medicine is by prescription, so ask your podiatrist for one. Simple blood tests to rule out liver problems are commonly performed. If you have a history of liver disease or take certain medications, other options might be better for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 vaporub work, as well as other natural oil remedies, but 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 moreSee 2 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
We can try!: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has toe nail fungus how contagious is it because I have a newborn what's the fastest way to cure it?
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