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Forum Name: Fungal infections

Question: toenail fungus


 maiden75 - Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:10 pm

I have toenail fungus on my big toe. Is there any way to cure it, other than taking the dangerous oral meds?
 Theresa Jones, RN - Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:57 am

User avatar Hi maiden75,
Things that may help are washing the feet a couple times daily with warm soapy water, dry them thoroughly. Wear well ventilated shoes. Wear socks made of a cotton material and if your feet sweat change them. Wash socks in hot water becauses the kills the fungus. Use powder (that doesn't contain cornstarch) to help keep feet dry. I have read a couple of studies using a creme (tea tree oil and butenafine) which is suppose to be effective for nail fungus. Ask your physician or dermatologist about this particular creme and keep in mind that they may be able to give you additional insight on treatment options availabe aside from oral medications.
Sincerely,
Rntdj

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