Patient discussion about fungus

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Q. How to treat toenail fungus?

I have two badly infected toes on one foot (a problem of several years) and two more are growing in with fungus. How can I treat it without oral medicine?
Athere are topical treatments for fungus. but first of all- avoid humidity as much as you can. air it up and use Clotrimazole or Miconazole both topical. it'll take you about 6 months of 2-3 times a day of cleaning and applying cream to get rid of it.
good luck!!

Q. How to treat toenail fungus?

I have two badly infected toes on one foot (a problem of several years) and two more are growing in with fungus. How can I treat it without oral medicine?
A1fungal infection sometimes can be tricky. if it happens often, consider to check your blood glucose level (diabetic people tends to be vulnerable to a development of fungus).

agree with dominicus, apply some anti-fungal (ketoconazole) cream on it, and manage as best as you can to prevent much moisture in that area. and make sure you wash your daily socks, hehe..
you can also have the cure more quickly by also consuming oral anti-fungal (why don't you want to consume it?)

okay, good luck, and stay healthy always..
A2as someone who got rid of fungal infection in his feet- the key here is using the anti-fungal cream (whether it'll be natural oil or anti fungal medicine) for a very long time- couple times a day. use powder to soak any moisture - after 6 months you are fungal free :)
A3You can try using tea tree oil on the affected toes daily and making sure that your tub is super clean. You can spray your tub every day with about a half teaspoon of bleach to a spray bottle, spray tub, leave on for ten minutes to kill any fungus or even mold in the tub, then rinse.
Clove oil can help too if placed on the toenail. If you can get DMSO, you can place a drop on top of the clove oil which will soak it into the nail. Placing a tiny amount of clove oil in your food daily, will also help kill the fungus in your gut. I do think though as much as we would like to go holistic on this and other things, Lamisil is really the only way to zap it out of your system. The generic form is only $4.00 per month at Wal-Mart! :) This was my course of treatment after being infected having my toenails manicured by obvious to me now, a place that didn't properly disinfect their tubs and tools.

Q. what natural cure for toe nail fungus really works?

AHaven't heard about anything natural that was actually provent in reliable, well controlled trial. Especially since natural medications usually aren't tested in this way, I'm not sure there can be an accurate and true answer for this question.

Q. How to get rid of a yellowish toenail?

One of my toenails is yellowish and I remember my mother had this discoloration of her toenails. Does anyone know what this could be and what can be done about it?
A1You probably have a fungus in your toenail which is pretty common and seems to be hereditary. I had it too and the only way I know to get rid of it is a prescription drug called Lamisil, which I took for an entire year.
A2Though nail polish may help hide the problem, you can treat annoying yellow nails by applying such anti-microbial solutions as Mycocide NS. Read below to get more information on how to determine if you have a toenail fungus, and how to best treat symptoms like yellow nails. Once a nail fungus, also called onychomycosis, makes itself at home in your nail bed, it can be hard to eliminate, and needs to be treated with proper medications.The best defense against a toenail fungus and yellow nails starts with well-fitting shoes. There should be a space, about the width of a thumb, from the end of the shoe to the tip of the longest toe, to prevent the toe from being damaged upon impact. For full article: http://www.footsmart.com/HealthCondition.aspx?ailmentId=97 Hope this helps.


A3You may have Onicomycosis, a fungal infection of the toenail. It's very common and doesn't usually become a problem except its ugly (sometimes the toenail becomes very think and hard to take care of). The drugs sold for this infection are topical or oral. The topical ones aren't usually very effective. The oral ones are expensive, hard on your liver and the infection can come back especially if you haven't bought all new shoes!

Q. What is the best way to treat fungal infection so it wont come back every year at the same time??

I don't know where I got it from- maybe caught it in a public shower,some people say it develops while the foot is in the shoe for long hours- I'm not sure- but every fall, for like 5 years now, I've been having this fungal infection in a few spots in my feet. usually in the same exact spots and ewvery year another one show up. what to do to make it go away?? it's real ugly and itchy, can't stand it. any help would be appreciated...
Ai also used to have fungal infections (Athlete's foot). i just applied a topical anti fungal cream to treat it and then continued applying it for prevention and started to use sandals in public showers. and thank god, i don't have any now.
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