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Best way to remove athletes foot and nail fungus on toes?

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In brief: Different treatments

Athlete's foot is a superficial fungal infection between the toes usually and presents as a very itchy rash.
It can be easily treated with a topical antifungal medication. Onychomycosis, or fungus on toenail is much harder to treat. Typically oral antifungal medications are best to treat. There can be significant side effects with these medications so it is imprortant to make correct diagnosis

In brief: Different treatments

Athlete's foot is a superficial fungal infection between the toes usually and presents as a very itchy rash.
It can be easily treated with a topical antifungal medication. Onychomycosis, or fungus on toenail is much harder to treat. Typically oral antifungal medications are best to treat. There can be significant side effects with these medications so it is imprortant to make correct diagnosis
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Fungus

Fungus of the skin is easy to treat with antifungal cream available otc.
Nail fungus is much more difficult to treat. See a podiatrist for possible laser treatment of your nail fungus

In brief: Fungus

Fungus of the skin is easy to treat with antifungal cream available otc.
Nail fungus is much more difficult to treat. See a podiatrist for possible laser treatment of your nail fungus
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. Rachana Sus
General Practice

In brief: Lotrimin (clotrimazole)

Over the counter lotrimin (clotrimazole) spray works quite well for athletes foot.
Nail fungus on the other hand is difficult to treat with topical medications and requires 3 months of oral lamisil(terbinafine). This will need to be prescribed. Liver tests are usually required for this medication.

In brief: Lotrimin (clotrimazole)

Over the counter lotrimin (clotrimazole) spray works quite well for athletes foot.
Nail fungus on the other hand is difficult to treat with topical medications and requires 3 months of oral lamisil(terbinafine). This will need to be prescribed. Liver tests are usually required for this medication.
Dr. Rachana Sus
Dr. Rachana Sus
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