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    Old 06-29-2014, 10:53 AM   #1
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    Unhappy Please Help Me! Toenail Fungus, Athlete's Foot, or other?

    (I'm 18 yr old female)

    Okay, so attached are pictures of my right foot. The worst places are my big toe and third toe. Obviously, you can see the bottom of my feet are peeling and scaled. I was wondering if anyone has similar problems. Also, I didn't wanna say it was fungus or athlete's foot because all the pictures I've seen of those conditions have looked much, much worse than my foot at the moment. But my feet look worse than in the pictures, so keep that in mind.

    My right foot, however, is perfectly fine and normal. I've had this problem for a while now. Maybe a year or two. I need any advice. I'd appreciate comments from people who have had any kind of similar condition or anybody with medical experience, not someone who just researched the topic after they read this question.

    Here is a list of treatments I have tried to fix my problem:
    -Lots of different pharmacy lotions and cream, none of which worked and still left my foot dry and peeing
    -white/colorless iodine
    -clear toenail polish that is supposed to make nails stronger and grow faster

    I should also say that both nails (big toe and third) are NOT growing back after being cut. Also, about three/four years ago, my big toe nail came off completely and never really grew back right, so I was guessing that might have something to do with it? But it's never looked this short or colored before, so I'm concerned.

    I appreciate it!

    If you would please go here to see the pictures of my foot: http://s34.***********.com/user/hayleyabigal/library/?sort=3&page=1

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    Re: Please Help Me! Toenail Fungus, Athlete's Foot, or other?

    Hayley, your pictures do look like athlete's foot and toenail fungus. The skin problem can be treated topically with creams, but the toenail fungus requires an antifungal medication taken orally until the nail grows out. An oral medicine Diflucan, could also be used for the rash to clear it up faster and more conveniently. I would make an appointment with a dermatologist. Toenail fungus is particularly stubborn and doesn't clear up well with topical treatment.

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