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Forum Name: Fungal infections
Question: Toe nail fungus, bacteria.
|Mutant1981 - Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:23 am|
25/M.For the past 7 months my big toes nail has gone through phases of being light yellow, green. I have bought cleansing wipes and it helped maybe a little. It is now becoming worse and i'm nervous i'll need to see a doctor if anything over the counter can't help. Would a Wal-Greens carry anything for this or whats your advice. There not flakey or sore just colored but also getting much darker looking.
|Debbie Miller, RN - Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:58 pm|
This certainly sounds suspicious for nail fungus, very common in toes because fungi love warm, dark, moist (sweaty) environments. Smoking also increases your risk for fungus of this type.
There are over-the-counter anti-fungal products for this but it can be difficult to treat, may require repeat treatments and would most effectively be cured with a prescription medication. Don't be afraid to see your doctor as this is very common and should not require anything painful such as surgery.
|Mutant1981 - Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:51 pm|
I have been told by people that it's good to soak your feet in this stuff for cleansing and drying out any infection. I will try it out.
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