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Why would toe nails be yellewish brown and course?

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In brief: Fungus

It sounds as if you have developed a nail fungus.

In brief: Fungus

It sounds as if you have developed a nail fungus.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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In brief: Possible fungus

Injured nail, stains from nail polish, smoking or lung disorders are some causes.

In brief: Possible fungus

Injured nail, stains from nail polish, smoking or lung disorders are some causes.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: Nail fungus

Nail fungus (caused by dermatophytes) is a very common problem and difficult to treat.
Over the counter meds may help but a cure may be elusive. 2 different oral medications prescibed by a physician are available : Lamisil (terbinafine) (or generic) or sporonox. The cure rate with the 'pills' is only 70% , however. The duration of treatment is 3 months and the liver has to be 'checked' with blood tests.

In brief: Nail fungus

Nail fungus (caused by dermatophytes) is a very common problem and difficult to treat.
Over the counter meds may help but a cure may be elusive. 2 different oral medications prescibed by a physician are available : Lamisil (terbinafine) (or generic) or sporonox. The cure rate with the 'pills' is only 70% , however. The duration of treatment is 3 months and the liver has to be 'checked' with blood tests.
Dr. Allen Seely
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