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What causes finger and thumb nail fungus ?

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Dr. Barry Resnik
Dermatology
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In brief: Nail fungus answers

Nail fungus (both finger- and toe-nail) is caused most often by fungal organisms that like skin, also known as dermatophytes.
It is less commonly caused by yeasts. It takes a long time to treat it, but it can be successfully and safely resolved with both medicines by mouth and specialized lasers. These 2 may be combined in difficult cases, and topical medicines may also be needed.

In brief: Nail fungus answers

Nail fungus (both finger- and toe-nail) is caused most often by fungal organisms that like skin, also known as dermatophytes.
It is less commonly caused by yeasts. It takes a long time to treat it, but it can be successfully and safely resolved with both medicines by mouth and specialized lasers. These 2 may be combined in difficult cases, and topical medicines may also be needed.
Dr. Barry Resnik
Dr. Barry Resnik
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Fungus

Pathogens that cause human illness typically fall into three categories: bacterial, viral or fungal.
A fungus infection is an illness that results from a fungal pathogen.

In brief: Fungus

Pathogens that cause human illness typically fall into three categories: bacterial, viral or fungal.
A fungus infection is an illness that results from a fungal pathogen.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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In brief: Not a podiatry ?

Consult your family doctor or dermatologist.

In brief: Not a podiatry ?

Consult your family doctor or dermatologist.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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