10 doctors weighed in:

How can toenail fungus go away?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Topical vs Oral Tx

Toenail fungus, if caught early enough, can be treated with topical anti-fungal gels/creams/lotions etc.
Once the infection has progressed it can be very challenging to clear the nail(s) with just topical medications. At that point, you usually will have to resort to oral treatment. See your doctor to discuss. A new laser used by podiatrists may be helpful but is harder to find.

In brief: Topical vs Oral Tx

Toenail fungus, if caught early enough, can be treated with topical anti-fungal gels/creams/lotions etc.
Once the infection has progressed it can be very challenging to clear the nail(s) with just topical medications. At that point, you usually will have to resort to oral treatment. See your doctor to discuss. A new laser used by podiatrists may be helpful but is harder to find.
Dr. John Ebner
Dr. John Ebner
Thank
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fungus gone

There are many ways to get rid of fungus in the toenails.
Topical medicines or oral medicines such as Lamisil (terbinafine) or sporonox and or lasar.

In brief: Fungus gone

There are many ways to get rid of fungus in the toenails.
Topical medicines or oral medicines such as Lamisil (terbinafine) or sporonox and or lasar.
Dr. Jeffrey B Klein
Dr. Jeffrey B Klein
Thank
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not on its own

It needs treatment.
Topical medications can work only on thin nails or are used as an adjunct to oral medications or laser treatment. In any case, it usually takes several months to obtain results. See a podiatrist or dermatologist.

In brief: Not on its own

It needs treatment.
Topical medications can work only on thin nails or are used as an adjunct to oral medications or laser treatment. In any case, it usually takes several months to obtain results. See a podiatrist or dermatologist.
Dr. Brandon Macy
Dr. Brandon Macy
Thank
Read more answers from doctors