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Dr. Emily Altman
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Excessive Sweating (Definition)

can be associated with increased sweating through out the body or just limited to underarms, face, soles, palms. It occur when one sweats more than would be expected for activity level, stress level or ...Read more


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Can athlete’s foot cause nail infections?

Can athlete’s foot cause nail infections?

Fungus among us: Yes, the fungus in your feet can creep into the nailbeds of your toes. Then the fungus gets into your nails. So if you're trying to get rid of toenail fungus, you should also watch out for and treat athlete's foot too. Good point! ...Read more

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Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Not usually: No, this could be an indication of another problem such as dehydration or autoimmune disease. More information is needed to make a better diagnosis, but not typically associated with fungal infections like jock itch or toenail fungus. I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Does extra yeast in the body cause fungal toe infections?

Does extra yeast in the body cause fungal toe infections?

No: Fungal toe infections are local infections, whereby the fungus invades the skin or toenails. It likes to live in dark, moist regions. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant women take Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets to treat fungal infection of foot nails infection?

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 more

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Can toenail clippers used on someone with toenail fungus be cleaned so fungus won't reoccur from it?

Can toenail clippers used on someone with toenail fungus be cleaned so fungus won't reoccur from it?

Good idea: Very wise thinking. Most people probably wouldn't think of disinfecting nail clippers used by other persons, but in the case of toenail fungus it's definitely a good idea. Same if re-using the clipper yourself after your own toenail fungus was treated and cleared up. Soap and water, rubbing alcohol or gel, or any disinfectant all would work. Or run the clippers through the dishwasher. ...Read more

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Can a nail fungus spread to other, uninfected, nails?

Can a nail fungus spread to other, uninfected, nails?

Nail fungus spread: Since nail fungus is spread by direct contact, it is very likely that this can spread from one nail to another especially on the same foot. When treating nail fungus, i recommend treating all nails. Healthy nails should be treated in addition to the infected nails in order to prevent spread of the fungus. ...Read more

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Can filing down toenail help anti fungal medicine get rid of fungus?

Can filing down toenail help anti fungal medicine get rid of fungus?

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 more

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Could sweaty feet alone cause athletes foot?

Could sweaty feet alone cause athletes foot?

Not by itself: not by itself but it certainly promotes the growth of the fungus that causes athletes foot. Try using an OTC antifungal powder like Tinactin (tolnaftate) or generics. The type of fungus that causes not by itself foot are called dermatophytes. You can google it. ...Read more

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Can claripro permanently eliminate toenail fungus infections?

Can claripro permanently eliminate toenail fungus infections?

Maybe?: 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 more

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Can athelete's foot fungus spread to your toenails as well?

Can athelete's foot fungus spread to your toenails as well?

Yes: The same fungi that cause athlete's foot can also cause onychomycosis: fungal nail infection. Unlike athlete's foot, it usually has to be treated with oral medications (if you choose to treat it). ...Read more

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Will toenail fungus lead your toe nail to fall off?

Will toenail fungus lead your toe nail to fall off?

Not always.: This is sometimes the case, but certainly not always, or even that often. Usually there is discoloration and thickening of the nail plate. It can be treated with topical solutions, oral medications, surgical removal or certain types of laser. See a podiatrist to see which solution may be best for you. ...Read more

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Ugly toenails from fungus and calluses. Can pedicure help?

Cosmetic Help: Pedicures are meant to make our feet feel good and our nails look pretty. Nail polish can mask the true appearance of nails infected with fungus, but do not prevent or slow down the infectious process. Pedicurist soak the feet and debrides the callus, this will temporarily alleviate pain and improve the appearance of the foot, but not fix the underlying cause of the callus. ...Read more

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Can dettol get rid of fungal toenail infection?

Can dettol get rid of fungal toenail infection?

Very difficult: First you must determine if you truly have a fungal nail infection. This can be done at your podiatrists office. The lab will then confirm the diagnosis. Topical treatments at best are 15% . Oral medications are 40% to 60%. In my office we use laser because it is 90%. ...Read more

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What causes toe nail fungus?

See a podiatrist: Fungus is everywhere. The nail plate typically is smooth and adhered to the underlying bed, but if there is any damage that causes the nail plate to lift and/or there is a change in the texture of the nail plate, fungus is very opportunistic. The key for treatment is prevention and getting rid of environments that fungus like. A podiatrist can recommend topical, oral or even laser therapy. ...Read more

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What can cause cold, smelly feet while wearing socks and shoes?

Moisture: Most foot odor issues are related to moisture issues which cause bacteria to flourish. In addition to wearing clean socks daily, rotate shoes to allow drying time, powder feet and shoes and dry between toes carefully. If problems persist, a podiatrist can prescribe drying agents, and in certain instances, antibiotics to reduce bacteria. ...Read more

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Can foot fungus cause white cells to increase?

Can foot fungus cause white cells to increase?

Not really: Routine foot fungus is limited to the outside surface of the body and will generally never trigger an internal response.However, if the problem is bad enough to turn into a deep skin infection/cellulitis, then an elevation in the white cell count would be expected. ...Read more

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Second toe hurts to touch and wear shoes. Is it fungus or ingrown toenail?

Nail injury: Most of the toenail fungus cases are not painful, just ugly! Suspect ingrown nail, trauma or local infection causing that kind of issue. ...Read more

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Can nail fungus be cured?

Nail fungus treatmen: "cured" so it will never come back- no. It is an infection so may recur. But various treatments- topicals, oral meds or surgical intervention may alleviate for long periods of time. ...Read more

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Could chronic fungal infection on foot and in nails cause polyclonal gammapathy pr low grade HPV on uvula? Doc can't find out why I have it.

Could chronic fungal infection on foot and in nails cause polyclonal gammapathy pr low grade HPV on uvula? Doc can't find out why I have it.

Polyclonal gammopath: Hypergammaglobulinemia resulting from an increased production of several different immunoglobulins and usually attributable to persistent, high level exposure to antigens; occur in a wide variety of infectious, inflammatory, and immune-mediated diseases. Like other lab tests has little meaning without knowing the clinical context in which it is occurring. ...Read more

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Currently under treatment for toe fungal infection. When clears, should I discard the shoes I have been wearing?

Currently under treatment for toe fungal infection.  When clears, should I discard the shoes I have been  wearing?

Fungus: Unless you are using something to kill the fungus in your shoes ( see your podiatrist), discard them now. Freezing does not kill fungus. Fungus forms a spore around itself when not in contact with the host and can survive outdoors - where it gets pretty cold - for up to 6 months. ...Read more

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How can one treat fungal infections of the nails?

How can  one treat fungal infections of the nails?

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 more

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Can you offer some advice on nail fungal infection?

Can you offer some advice on nail fungal infection?

Hard: Hard one to get rid off. Needs some time i/v medicines for long time. Keep shoes dry, put purple dye ( gentian violet with q-ip 2--3 times ady. Gallon of water and 1/4 tea spoon ful clorax and soak feet while sitting in open air outside the house for 5 min. . Air dry shoes hot air. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a fungal infection on my nails?

Pills or creams: Oral antifungals work best. Creams and lacquers do not work very well. ...Read more

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What is most effective in treating finger nail fungal infection if loceryl is not very effective by itself?

What is most effective in treating finger nail fungal infection if loceryl is not very effective by itself?

Debridement.: Loceryl is a topical treatment for nail fungus. Topical treatments are often ineffective for nail fungus. Oral antifungals are more effective but usually require blood tests and carry increased risks. Formula 3 is a fairly effective topical medication available in some doctors offices. Debridement (thinning, cutting) of the nail combined with topical meds usually gives better results. See a dr. ...Read more

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Nails coming away from nail bed had a test for fungal infection it was clear any suggestions to what would help thanks janette.

Nail trauma: If the nail biopsy was negative it is most probably nail trauma appearing as a fungal nail or it could be yeast. A yeast test needs to be done. ...Read more

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Serious nail fungal infection, what to do?

Serious nail fungal infection, what to do?

Agree w Dr. Singh: Topical anti-fungal treatments are often not effective when an extensive amount of nail has been impacted. Your physician can order you a stronger medication such as Lamisil which can be prescribed for burst treatments. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a fungal infection in my nail and worried?

What to do if I have a fungal infection in my nail and worried?

We can try!: 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. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a nail fungal infection that won't ruin my liver?

Nail Laser: The best treatment for fungal nails without harming your liver is utilizing laser therapy (cutera for example) with topical (formula 3) and finally placing all your shoes in a steri-shoe. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat a fungal infection under your finger nail?

What can you do to treat a fungal infection under your finger nail?

We can try!: 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. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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I have fungal infection on hand my nail are damaged?

I have fungal infection on hand my nail are damaged?

Disfiguring fungi?: From your question i can't tell if you have a damaged finger that now has a fungal infection or if the fungal infection if causing your nail to look disfigured. Either way, a fungal infection starts in the nail matrix wh/is at the base of the nail. The organisms have to be killed in the matrix & the infected nail grow out to clear it. This can be accomplished w/medications or removing the nail. ...Read more

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How to cure nail fungal infection in my middle and index fingers for 3 years duration .

How to cure nail fungal infection in my middle and index fingers for 3 years duration .

Typically nail fungi: are treated with prescription topicals, orals or lasers. You should see dermatologist to discuss treatment options and prescriptions ...Read more

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What can I use as an alternative to Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets to fight nail fungal infection?

Nothing else works: Nail fungus is difficult to eradicate. A determination first test be made to the type of fungus being treated. I muscle orally is effective in about 85% of the cases. Most topicals are a waste of time and money. More recently, laser therapy have been employed but if the entire nail is involved it may not be as effective as oral antifungal agents. ...Read more

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Which medicine is good for nail fungal infection? I m already taking fluconazole ip 150mg one time in a week from 6 months.

Which medicine is good for nail fungal infection? I m already taking fluconazole ip 150mg one time in a week from 6 months.

Onychomycosis: Nailbed infections start in the nail matrix and need to grow out from there. This process takes longer in the toenails than the fingernails (+/- 12 mo vs 6 mo). Treatment w/ fluconazole/terbinafin usually daily; some other agents (itraconazole) 1 wk/mo (or other permutations) w/75-80% cure. Sometimes the nail has to be removed. Newer topicals may as well help alone/in combo w/oral antifungals. ...Read more

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Does using diluted bleach as a remedy for toe nail fungal infections work?

No: Unfortunately, that remedy does not work. Try the cutera nail laser with a topical anti fungal such as formula 3. Then using a steri shoe for all shoe gear. ...Read more

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What cures yellow discoloured toe nail fungal infection please help & recommend something that works?

Yellow nail fungus: Try Vick's Vapo Rub on the nail. Be patient. It takes several months to see an improvement whatever method you use. ...Read more

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