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What Should I Look For In A Good Anti Fungal Nail Treatment
I have a fungal nail problem.I bought a fungal nail treatment pen from the chemist but I'm not seeing any improvement after 3 weeks.Should I see a dr?
Skip the topicals: With the exception of a few new prescription medication (Jublia, efinaconazole) topical treatments are not effective for onychomycosis (toenail fungus). This is because the fungus lives deep in the nail bed where topicals can't penetrate. The most effective treatment is a prolonged (3 months or more) course or an oral antifungal, I prescribe Laminal (terbinafine) most often since it's quite safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Topical and/or Orals: Thank you for your question. Historically, oral antifungal medications have been most effective at treating fungal infections of the nails. Although rare, potential side effects have somewhat limited their use. Recently, newer topical formulations have been developed that are very effective as well (although expensive). Laser treatment has been used as well with differing results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not super successful: Nail 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. I haven't seen much improvement with homeopathic treatments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Toenail fungus: There are many reported homeopathic remedies for toenail fungus. I cannot say that one is better than the other or if any are proven to work at all. Some say tea tree oil, oregano, vicks, apple cider vinegar, listerine...The list goes on. Most common treatments currently are laser and oral antifungals provided by a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will my toenail grows back after fungus? What's the best way to treat it? I'm currently using Thursday Plantation's Tea Tree Anti-Fungal Nail Solution
Yes: Your toenails should grow back after fungus is treated. However, you may need an oral antifungal medication to get rid of the fungus. Topical medications tend to not work very well. However if it going away with the topical keep at it, topicals are safer than the oral medicines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Treatment for fungal nails is a challenge. Nothing works fast and the best results out there are only about 70% or so effective. Thicker nails are more difficult to treat. Topical medications are ineffective by themselves unless the nail is thin. Oral terbinafine is successful but has side effects. Laser is safe, but not covered by insurance. Successful treatment takes months to see results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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