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How long does toenail fungus last ?

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Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Fungi spread by

Spores, which are everywhere.
They don't wash out in the laundry or are killed in the drier. While it's entirely possible to clear up a toenail fungus with proper treatment, people who are susceptible to fungal infections tend to get re-infected, no differently than people who are prone to strep throats that keep getting them. Without treatment, the fungus never really goes away.

In brief: Fungi spread by

Spores, which are everywhere.
They don't wash out in the laundry or are killed in the drier. While it's entirely possible to clear up a toenail fungus with proper treatment, people who are susceptible to fungal infections tend to get re-infected, no differently than people who are prone to strep throats that keep getting them. Without treatment, the fungus never really goes away.
Dr. Howard Fox
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: Life long

Usually onychomycosis persists life long unless treated with an effective anti-fungal agent such as terbinafine or itraconazole which have replaced the more toxic griseofulvin.

In brief: Life long

Usually onychomycosis persists life long unless treated with an effective anti-fungal agent such as terbinafine or itraconazole which have replaced the more toxic griseofulvin.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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