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"Regain your health with quick and ingenious tips & chats so you can be stronger and healthy.   I’m here making complex foot & ankle problems sensible and simple".

Podiatry DocTalk brings information to you in short, easy to understand podcasts. We also will provide links to the original journal articles whenever possible so that you can source the information directly and be stronger & healthy.

 

Hosted by: Dr. Jenneffer Pulapaka, DPM

 

Nov 25, 2016

Episode 5: Toenail Fungus

Nail Fungus:  A fungus is an organism that lives in warm moist areas. Fungus of the toenails is a common problem that can affect people of all ages, although it most commonly affects individuals who are older. 

Treatment Options: The most common treatment for nail fungus is debridement or nail trimming.  Topical antifungals need to be applied around the cuticles and skin. Oral antifungal treatments benefit from a daily clean routine. The most common medication is Lamisil. It is taken for 3 months once daily. 

Nail Care: Discontinue harsh nail products; switch to gentle or children’s nail polish. Make sure your nail instruments are sanitary.  Consider buying your own. Purchase cheap emery board for the infected nail and use ½ of the board, and then throw away. Do not infect your other nails with a dirty file.

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