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  1. Fungal Nail Infections - What Increases Your Risk

    The risk of getting a fungal nail infection depends on your susceptibility to fungal infection. Learn about the risk factors.

  2. Fungal Nail Infections - Home Treatment

    If you have a mild fungal nail infection or are concerned about the risks of oral antifungal medication, try an antifungal medication you put directly on your skin (topical medication), such as terbinafine (Lamisil) or ciclopirox (Penlac).

  3. Fungal Nail Infections - Symptoms

    Learn about symptoms of fungal nail infections and how they vary depending on the type of infection you have.

  4. Acne - Topic Overview

    Information on acne vulgaris.

  5. Athlete's Foot - What Happens

    How athlete's foot (tinea pedis) develops and how well it responds to treatment depends on the type of athlete's foot you have.

  6. Skin Problems & Treatments Guide - Topic Overview

    Learn more about a fungal nail infection.

  7. Fungal Nail Infections - Exams and Tests

    To determine the cause of a nail problem and diagnose a fungal nail infection, your health professional: Will ask about your medical history, including any previous symptoms of nail damage or fungal nail infections.Will look at the skin and nails on your

  8. Azoles for Ringworm

    Drug details for Azoles for ringworm of the skin.

  9. Fungal Nail Infections - What Happens

    Learn about fungal nail infections and how they develop.

  10. KOH (Potassium Hydroxide) Preparation

    The KOH (potassium hydroxide) preparation is used to determine whether a fungal infection is present on the skin.A sample of skin is taken by lightly scraping the infected area.The skin sample is placed on a slide with KOH solution and gently heated. This solution slowly dissolves the skin cells but not the fungus cells. The fungus cells can then be seen with a microscope. Color stains may be ...

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