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What is the treatment of onychomycosis (trichophyton)?

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In brief: Many

Treatment can range from topical medication, to oral medication, to removal of the toenail, or laser treatment.

In brief: Many

Treatment can range from topical medication, to oral medication, to removal of the toenail, or laser treatment.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology
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In brief: Oral Antifungals

Onychomycosis (toenail fungus) is most effectively treated using oral anti fungal medication.
This is most commonly terbinafine (lamisil), but itraconazole, ketoconazole and Fluconazole can also be used. Topical antifungals are generally not effective to treat nail fungus as the medicine does not penetrate deeply enough into the nail.

In brief: Oral Antifungals

Onychomycosis (toenail fungus) is most effectively treated using oral anti fungal medication.
This is most commonly terbinafine (lamisil), but itraconazole, ketoconazole and Fluconazole can also be used. Topical antifungals are generally not effective to treat nail fungus as the medicine does not penetrate deeply enough into the nail.
Dr. John Ebner
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry

In brief: Several treatments.

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 very rarely. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them.

In brief: Several treatments.

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 very rarely. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them.
Dr. Libby Putnam
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