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How to diagnose the beginning toenail fungus?

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In brief: Exam

If the nail is changing color such as white or yellow and starting to thicken.
It may be a fungus. The only way to be sure is to have a sample of nail sent for testing at a lab.

In brief: Exam

If the nail is changing color such as white or yellow and starting to thicken.
It may be a fungus. The only way to be sure is to have a sample of nail sent for testing at a lab.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: Microscope

Dermatologists take scrapings of the debris under the nail and examine them under a microscope for the presence of fungal organisms.
Topical antifungal creams seldom work on toenail fungus; see a dermatologist and get a prescription for an oral antifungal.

In brief: Microscope

Dermatologists take scrapings of the debris under the nail and examine them under a microscope for the presence of fungal organisms.
Topical antifungal creams seldom work on toenail fungus; see a dermatologist and get a prescription for an oral antifungal.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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