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Will Bactrim Cure Foot Fungus
Can kill fungus: Though betadine can kill bacteria, virus, and fungus, its use for treatment of fungus is not well established. See your doctor for proper diagnosis and selection of medication with established safety/efficacy to manage a fungal infection. Betadine is typically used for minor cuts/burns/scrapes(not recommended for more than 7 days, seek medical advise for extended use). Watch for skin irritation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antifungal Medicines: There is not necessarily a 'cure', but we have many options for treatment. First, is this fungus in the toenail or on the skin? I am going to approach the answer as if it is in the nail. Treatment options: 1. Home Remedy: Mix equal parts of Listerine with White Vinegar and apply that with a Q-tip daily. 2. Prescription Topical Medicine 3. Oral Medication (Lamisil (terbinafine) or Sporanox) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have an unidentified toe fungus. Will athlete's foot cream work effectively on any kind of fungi?
Know what kind...: Know what kind of infection you are treating first. Lamisil (terbinafine) is an anti-fungal but if the infection is the result of a bacteria, it will be ineffective. Have a podiatrist examine your toe and determine your best treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a pregnant women take Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets to treat fungal infection of foot nails infection?
I advise against it.: All medications may causer side effects. No one knows, for example, whether this drug might increase th risk of autism. The federal system for labeling drugs dangerous in pregnancy is poor. They up the danger level once teratogenic effects become known. Paint the toenail surface qid with decolorized tincture of iodine--a highly potent fungicide. They will grow out normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can: Have a podiatrist check it. Filing down the toenail can help get rid of the environment that fungus likes to thrive in. Just make sure you don't go too deep and damage the bed. Anti-fungal medication can be used in the form of topical or oral forms to work adjunct. Keep in mind, once you clear the fungus, it is important to avoid re-infection! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How to prevent And treat toe nail fungal?If the toe fungal has been existence for years will it treated easily?
Meds or surgery: Toenail fungus is usually bad luck. There is a medicine you can apply topically which sometimes works, but takes a long time. There are oral medications that still take several months, but are somewhat more effective. Getting rid of fungus that you have had for many years is tough. Sometimes the nail needs to be removed ...Read more
Is Fungi Nail solution good for curing toenail fungus?whats better, Tolnaftate or Fungi Nail?or can i use both for 1 nail?need some very effective.Thx
It is very difficult: Nail fungus is a challenge because the fungus is in the nail, hard, non-porous and grows very very slowly. Topical medications rarely work because of that. Oral medications and laser are the most effective forms of treatment, but nothing works quickly or all the time. Oral meds have risks; laser has little risk, but is not covered by insurance. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Nail Fungus: Treatment of onychomycosis depends on the clinical type of the onychomycosis, the number of affected nails, and the severity of nail involvement. A systemic treatment is always required in proximal subungual onychomycosis and in distal lateral subungual onychomycosis involving the lunula region. White superficial onychomycosis can be treated with topical prescription medication. ...Read more
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