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Call: 610-431-0200
Toll Free: 877-905-5907
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Does Athlete's Foot Medication Work to Treat Fungal Toenails?

"Can I used athletes foot medication on my fungus toenails? Medications for athlete’s foot are not strong enough to penetrate the nail plate. These anti-fungal creams and ointments only work on layers of skin. One would also want to make sure it is a fungus. A yeast, mold, psoriatic or traumatic nail may look like a fungal nail and require a different treatment. It is best to use a topical anti-fungal medication specifically for fungal nails to obtain the best result. If you think you have fungus toenails, schedule an appointment to receive the proper diagnosis and treatment."
Chad J. Friedman, DPM, FACFAS, CWS
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Treating all aspects of foot and ankle care. Focusing on limb salvage, foot surgery, diabetic foot care