Do toenail go back to normal after a fungal nail infection?

Sometimes. The nail is dystrophic or injured. Even if the fungus is gone the nail could remain abnormal.
Yes but not always. If the fungus did not damage the nail root then once the fungal infection is cured the nail should grow back normally. If any damage to the nail root occurred then the nail because injured (dystrophic) and will grow back abnormally but without the fungus.
Sometimes. It depends on the severity of the infection and type of treatment. Have your nails evaluated and get the appropriate treatment.
If the shape is norm. Toenail fungus will deform the shape of a toenail if the infection is present for too long. If you catch it before the nail has changed shape, it will go back to its normal shape after treatment. If the shape has changed, it will look much better, the color and texture will be restored, but the shape may be permanently changed.

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What should I do if my toenail fell off due to a fungal nail infection?

Wait. If you nail falls off due to a presumed fungal infection, see your physician. If it is indeed a fungal infection, you may be treated to help eliminate the infection. The nail will most liekly regrow. It can take 6-12 mos for a toenail to regrow. Depending on how much damage was done by the infection, the nail may or may not regrow normally. Read more...
Antifungal. With the nail off i would start to use a topical antifungal on the nailbed. Read more...

Is there a homeopathic treatment for fungal nail infection?

Not really . However, vicks vapor rub does help a little. Read more...
Not super successful. Nail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. I haven't seen much improvement with homeopathic treatments. Read more...

Could there be a homeopathic treatment for a fungal nail infection?

Toenail fungus. There are many reported homeopathic remedies for toenail fungus. I cannot say that one is better than the other or if any are proven to work at all. Some say tea tree oil, oregano, vicks, apple cider vinegar, listerine...The list goes on. Most common treatments currently are laser and oral antifungals provided by a podiatrist. Read more...
Not super successful. Nail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. Read more...
No. All homeopathic treatments are placebo only. They have no real benefits. It is a dishonest scam to cheat people. Save your money. Read more...

I had a fungal nail infection and treated with oral lamisil (terbinafine). Two nails grew out nicely, two aren't growing at all. Can they be permanently damaged?

Not likely. Damaged or not, the nails should continue to grow. The thickness of nails can be due to fungus as well as injury and sometimes both. The nail growth can be stunted at times but they will continue to grow unless the root has been permanently destroyed or removed. You would be best served with a thorough evaluation including past nail treatments. Read more...

How long does it take to treat a fungal nail infection?

Sometime months . Nails grow very slowly and thus you need the medicine for months. It also depends on the rest of your health status, your ability to tolerate the medication without side effects. Read more...
Fungal nails. Usually it takes nails on the feet if non diabetic 6 to 8 months to grow out when using treatment of either laser, oral and topical. I suggest to use biotin to help speed up the growth of the nail when getting treatments. Read more...
It depends ... It depends on the individual, the severity of the infection, and the type of treatment. Have your nails evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. Read more...
Patience advised. Regardless of whatever treatment option you use (topical, oral, laser, etc.), it generally takes months to over a year to treat a fungal nail infection. Generally, the healthier and younger you are the quicker your nails will heal, if at all. You must be patient with whatever treatment you use because treating fungal nails can be a long task. Read more...
PILLS VS. TOPICALS. The pill terbinafine is taken daily for 3 months; I quote a 70% success rate, and maybe up to a year to look "normal." Anti-fungal solutions are applied daily, maybe using them up to a year. I have very little success with topicals. Dr. Latva. Read more...

What are the causes of the black part of fungal nail infection?

Many possibilities. The black discoloration may be due to fungal debris, bacterial growth, underlying dry blood or external debris like lint from black socks or other external debris like dirt. Read more...

Whats the most effective way to cure very severe fungal nail infection?

Oral meds. To date has the highest success rate. You need to check liver enzymes prior o going on them. They are not "dangerous", which seems to me a misconception. Also, you want to get rid of any athletes foot you may have. Lasers are an option, but carry a price tag of 500-1200 bucks. Read more...
Nail fungus. Still the gold standard with 90 % success would be oral anti fungals , you will need to see your doctor for blood test before you start fungal treatment. Read more...
Oral Lamasil. In my practice we have had great success with laser treatments. Our web site is clearnailz.Com. Read more...
Have them evaluated. There are different topical and oral antifungal medications available for the treatment of nail fungus. Some may opt to have the nail completely removed prior to treatment. Specialized lasers are also now available for treatment of fungal nail infections. Have your nails evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. Read more...