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How do I get rid of a persistent fungal toe nail infection?

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In brief: Laser treatment

The best treatment is laser with topical bid, steri shoe for all shoe gear.

In brief: Laser treatment

The best treatment is laser with topical bid, steri shoe for all shoe gear.
Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
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In brief: See below

See a doctor for either oral medication, removal of the nail, or laser treatment.

In brief: See below

See a doctor for either oral medication, removal of the nail, or laser treatment.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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In brief: TREATMENT OPTIONS

First, is it fungus? Other infections can cause the same appearance; a yeast, for example.
A doctor should test for fungus. Then, there are topicals and orals, the most popular being terbinafine for 3 months. I quote 70% success w/ pills. Need bloodwork to check your liver. Be careful with statins; coordinate w/ your PCP. I find topicals very disappointing. Old wive's tale-Vicks Vaporub. Dr. Latva

In brief: TREATMENT OPTIONS

First, is it fungus? Other infections can cause the same appearance; a yeast, for example.
A doctor should test for fungus. Then, there are topicals and orals, the most popular being terbinafine for 3 months. I quote 70% success w/ pills. Need bloodwork to check your liver. Be careful with statins; coordinate w/ your PCP. I find topicals very disappointing. Old wive's tale-Vicks Vaporub. Dr. Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
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In brief: Many ways...

Topical solutions, oral medications, laser treatments, surgical removal, homeopathic remedies, etc.
The most used treatment is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets once daily for 90 days. See a podiatrist for what may be best for your specific needs and expectations. Tea tree oil is one of the home remedies that has been shown to work and some have tried Vicks vaporub.

In brief: Many ways...

Topical solutions, oral medications, laser treatments, surgical removal, homeopathic remedies, etc.
The most used treatment is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets once daily for 90 days. See a podiatrist for what may be best for your specific needs and expectations. Tea tree oil is one of the home remedies that has been shown to work and some have tried Vicks vaporub.
Dr. David Hettinger
Dr. David Hettinger
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Dr. David Voron
Dermatology

In brief: Seebelow

The most effective treatment is oral terbinafine, taken for 6 weeks for fingernail infections, and 12 weeks for toenail infections.

In brief: Seebelow

The most effective treatment is oral terbinafine, taken for 6 weeks for fingernail infections, and 12 weeks for toenail infections.
Dr. David Voron
Dr. David Voron
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