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How can I get rid of foot and toe nail fungus/athletes foot?

5 doctors weighed in
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In brief: Different options

In order from least to most effective: Topical antifungals, oral antifungals, laser treatment (only for toe nails).

In brief: Different options

In order from least to most effective: Topical antifungals, oral antifungals, laser treatment (only for toe nails).
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In brief: Keep in mind...

The fda has recently come out with a blanket statement that toenail fungus can not be cured.
It is "managed" by a number of modalities, but it can always come back in the future. Oral antifungal medicines (lamisil), topical medications (formula 3), laser therapy, surgical removal, homeopathic applications (tea tree oil). Talk to a podiatrist for what will be best and most effective for you.

In brief: Keep in mind...

The fda has recently come out with a blanket statement that toenail fungus can not be cured.
It is "managed" by a number of modalities, but it can always come back in the future. Oral antifungal medicines (lamisil), topical medications (formula 3), laser therapy, surgical removal, homeopathic applications (tea tree oil). Talk to a podiatrist for what will be best and most effective for you.
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1 comment
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
See a dermatologist if you really need to do something. Homeopathy and tea tree oil are worthless. Topical treatment works only about 15% of the time. Laser may work, but costs over $1000 not covered by ins. If it works there is a better nail 1 year later. Terbinafine pill daily for 3 months yields a normal nail 1 year later in about 60% of cases. Yes, there are many cures.