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How does a nail removal treat toenail fungus?

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If your toenail fungal infection is deep and you’ve had it for a while, your doctor may want to remove all or part of your nail. A new nail usually grows back, but it might take a year or so. While it's coming back, your doctor will likely give you a cream or other treatment to put on your nail bed to keep fungus away.

From: Treatments for Toenail Fungus WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society: "Toenail Fungus."

American Podiatric Medical Association: "Toenail Fungus."

CDC: "Fungal Nail Infections."

Cleveland Clinic: "How You Can Stop Foot and Toenail Fungus In Its Tracks," "Toenail Fungus."

Columbia University, Go Ask Alice: "Toenail fungus."

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center: "Fungal Nail Infections."

Medscape: "Onychomycosis Treatment & Management."

Tschen, E. , February 2013. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology

Westerberg, D. , Dec. 1, 2013. American Family Physician

Winston, J. , October 2006. Clinical Diabetes

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 13, 2017

SOURCES:

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society: "Toenail Fungus."

American Podiatric Medical Association: "Toenail Fungus."

CDC: "Fungal Nail Infections."

Cleveland Clinic: "How You Can Stop Foot and Toenail Fungus In Its Tracks," "Toenail Fungus."

Columbia University, Go Ask Alice: "Toenail fungus."

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center: "Fungal Nail Infections."

Medscape: "Onychomycosis Treatment & Management."

Tschen, E. , February 2013. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology

Westerberg, D. , Dec. 1, 2013. American Family Physician

Winston, J. , October 2006. Clinical Diabetes

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 13, 2017

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