What Is a Treatment for Toenail Fungus?


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The most common treatment for a toe nail fungus infection is application of a topical antifungal cream. For more severe infections, a dose of oral antifungal drugs may be required, WebMD states.

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Oral antifungal drugs, such as terbinfine, can cure about 50 percent of nail fungus infections. In some rare cases, removal of the infected nail may be required to apply topical antifungal cream directly to the affected area. When the infection is on the toenail, it is difficult to treat because toenails grow slowly, and the environment inside a shoe is dark and most, which encourages fungal growth, notes WebMD.

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