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What are the cures for fungal nail infection?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Oral antifungal med

Unfortunately, nail fungus infections are very difficult to cure.
Because fungus grow between the thickened nail plate and the nail bed, the poor penetration of topical agents make them an unsuccessful treatment option. Lasers are *thus far* not very successful for the same reason. Oral antifungal such as lamisil, (terbinafine) is released in the nail bed, thus better targeting the fungus.

In brief: Oral antifungal med

Unfortunately, nail fungus infections are very difficult to cure.
Because fungus grow between the thickened nail plate and the nail bed, the poor penetration of topical agents make them an unsuccessful treatment option. Lasers are *thus far* not very successful for the same reason. Oral antifungal such as lamisil, (terbinafine) is released in the nail bed, thus better targeting the fungus.
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Have them evaluated.

There are topical and oral antifungal medications available for the treatment of nail fungus.
Specialized lasers are also now available for treatment of fungal nail infections. Have your nails evaluated and get the appropriate treatment.

In brief: Have them evaluated.

There are topical and oral antifungal medications available for the treatment of nail fungus.
Specialized lasers are also now available for treatment of fungal nail infections. Have your nails evaluated and get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Jason Rubin
Podiatry

In brief: Many options

There are treatments available.
Topical and oral medications can be used but must be used as prescribed to have any success. Laser treatment is also available and can be effective. That being said, the older we are the more difficult it is to get rid of it. One must be very patient regardless of the treatment. Curing nail fungus is a slow process that takes months to even over a year.

In brief: Many options

There are treatments available.
Topical and oral medications can be used but must be used as prescribed to have any success. Laser treatment is also available and can be effective. That being said, the older we are the more difficult it is to get rid of it. One must be very patient regardless of the treatment. Curing nail fungus is a slow process that takes months to even over a year.
Dr. Jason Rubin
Dr. Jason Rubin
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Anti-Aging Medicine

In brief: Epsom salt soak

Soak daily with epsom salt and antifungal cream twice daily x 6 weeks.

In brief: Epsom salt soak

Soak daily with epsom salt and antifungal cream twice daily x 6 weeks.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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