How is toenail fungus treated?

Toenail fungus can be treated effectively. If you suspect that you may have toenail fungus, schedule an appointment with a dermatologist or podiatrist so that a suitable treatment plan can be designed. Depending on the extent of the condition, treatment options may include:

  • Topical medication (applied directly to the nail)
  • Removal of the diseased nail matter and debris
  • Oral antifungals (these can take from 3 to 12 months)
  • Laser treatments

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 01/06/2017.


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