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How to kill toe nail fungus?
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Fungus B Gone
Try tea tree oil 1-2 x daily under nail or vicks vaporub at night.
Dr. Haley suggests otc urea cream to soften the nail. May take 2-4 months before you notice normal nail by your cuticle. Treatment applied to your nail often doesn't work as well as prescription pills. Your toenail must be tested for fungus before pills can be prescribed. Also, treat any lurking athlete's foot. Slow going.

In brief: Fungus B Gone
Try tea tree oil 1-2 x daily under nail or vicks vaporub at night.
Dr. Haley suggests otc urea cream to soften the nail. May take 2-4 months before you notice normal nail by your cuticle. Treatment applied to your nail often doesn't work as well as prescription pills. Your toenail must be tested for fungus before pills can be prescribed. Also, treat any lurking athlete's foot. Slow going.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Francine Yep
The 411 on how effective on how well different treatments work: Continuous pills [terbinafine, itraconazole] may need blood test to check liver before and half way through treatment. Cure rate 60%. Teatree oil [small study] 64% cure. Vicks Vaporub [small study] 38%. Prescription topical ciclopirox 1 out of 15 or 6%. Good luck! Don't give up.
Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Use drying agents
Fungus infection of the foot skin and toe nails, is related to genetic factors.
Injury to the nails, and sports and tight shoes and sweating feet, predispose to fungal infections. Oral treatmens for nail fungus don't work in everyone, and take a long time to work. Start by wearing good fitting shoes, and keeping your feet dry with alcohol , and buy lamasil cream, daily for a very long time.

In brief: Use drying agents
Fungus infection of the foot skin and toe nails, is related to genetic factors.
Injury to the nails, and sports and tight shoes and sweating feet, predispose to fungal infections. Oral treatmens for nail fungus don't work in everyone, and take a long time to work. Start by wearing good fitting shoes, and keeping your feet dry with alcohol , and buy lamasil cream, daily for a very long time.
Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dr. Richard Feinstein
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
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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