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Dr oz recommends Vicks vaporub or vinegar solution for nail fungus. Are they effective at all? How about tea tree oil?

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Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hogwash

First off, make certain your nails are fungal with a fungus culture.
If they are, the most effective treatment is oral anti-fungal medication, which has been recently shown to be much safer than we originally thought. Pulse therapy Lamisil (terbinafine) (14 pills in 6 months) has the same cure rate as taking it every day for 3 months. See a podiatrist and be leery of doctors on tv.

In brief: Hogwash

First off, make certain your nails are fungal with a fungus culture.
If they are, the most effective treatment is oral anti-fungal medication, which has been recently shown to be much safer than we originally thought. Pulse therapy Lamisil (terbinafine) (14 pills in 6 months) has the same cure rate as taking it every day for 3 months. See a podiatrist and be leery of doctors on tv.
Dr. Howard Fox
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Dr. David Gurvis
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and no.

All three of those can help to some extent but are not what you would call effective except in all but the most minimal of fungal infections.
Since a fungal nail infection is slow growing, the above remedies can be tried. After about three months, if no improvement is noted, stronger remedies should be tried under a doctors supervision.

In brief: Yes and no.

All three of those can help to some extent but are not what you would call effective except in all but the most minimal of fungal infections.
Since a fungal nail infection is slow growing, the above remedies can be tried. After about three months, if no improvement is noted, stronger remedies should be tried under a doctors supervision.
Dr. David Gurvis
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