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How do you cure fungus on nails?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: 3 common ways

A topical antifungal, an oral antifungal or laser treatment, each treatment has pros and cons.

In brief: 3 common ways

A topical antifungal, an oral antifungal or laser treatment, each treatment has pros and cons.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: See a dermatologist

The pills cost $10 for 3 months-------then a 60% chance for normal nail 1 year later. Topical is very expensive with almost no chance of success.
Laser is new, not covered by ins., costs $1200, might result in a normal nail 1 year later. You can also remove & permanantly destroy the nail.

In brief: See a dermatologist

The pills cost $10 for 3 months-------then a 60% chance for normal nail 1 year later. Topical is very expensive with almost no chance of success.
Laser is new, not covered by ins., costs $1200, might result in a normal nail 1 year later. You can also remove & permanantly destroy the nail.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: See a dermatologist

You may need to be taking an extended course of terbenifine or other antifungal.
Get seen and get better.

In brief: See a dermatologist

You may need to be taking an extended course of terbenifine or other antifungal.
Get seen and get better.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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