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What is the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails?

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In brief: Topical-Oral-Laser

There are 3 tratments that i recommend.
Topical antifungal medication that is brushed on the toenail, several times daily. Very low cure rate. Oral antifungal medication such as Lamisil (terbinafine) that you take daily for 3 months. Or laiser treatments to get rid of the fungus. Lamisl and laser treatments have a much higher cure rate. Laser treatments are not usullay covered by insurance and can be expensive.

In brief: Topical-Oral-Laser

There are 3 tratments that i recommend.
Topical antifungal medication that is brushed on the toenail, several times daily. Very low cure rate. Oral antifungal medication such as Lamisil (terbinafine) that you take daily for 3 months. Or laiser treatments to get rid of the fungus. Lamisl and laser treatments have a much higher cure rate. Laser treatments are not usullay covered by insurance and can be expensive.
Dr. Lorry Melnick
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: A few

There are topical antifungals, oral antifungals and laser treatments.
Nail avulsions can also be a part of treatment more common if you are dealing with one or two nails as opposed to all ten. Topicals are not so effective, work roughly 10% of the time depending on the severity of the condition.

In brief: A few

There are topical antifungals, oral antifungals and laser treatments.
Nail avulsions can also be a part of treatment more common if you are dealing with one or two nails as opposed to all ten. Topicals are not so effective, work roughly 10% of the time depending on the severity of the condition.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Many

There are many topicals, there is oral medication, there is laser treatment.
There is removal of the toenail.

In brief: Many

There are many topicals, there is oral medication, there is laser treatment.
There is removal of the toenail.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Jason Rubin
Podiatry

In brief: Many options

There are treatments available.
Topical and oral medications can be used but must be used as prescribed to have any success. Laser treatment is also available and can be effective. That being said, the older we are the more difficult it is to get rid of it. One must be very patient regardless of the treatment. Curing nail fungus is a slow process that takes months to even over a year.

In brief: Many options

There are treatments available.
Topical and oral medications can be used but must be used as prescribed to have any success. Laser treatment is also available and can be effective. That being said, the older we are the more difficult it is to get rid of it. One must be very patient regardless of the treatment. Curing nail fungus is a slow process that takes months to even over a year.
Dr. Jason Rubin
Dr. Jason Rubin
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