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What can I use to get the fungus off of the nail right away?

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What can I use to get the fungus off of the nail right away? I have tried several topical ointments, but it doesn’t always remove the color. Can this be done? Can color be removed?

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What can I use to get the fungus off of the nail right away? I have tried several topical ointments, but it doesn’t always remove the color. Can this be done? Can color be removed?

Fungus cannot be removed from the nail right away; it requires long-term treatment with a topical antifungal or several months’ treatment with an oral antifungal. However, your description of discoloration of the nail does not sound to me like it is due to fungus. Although it is possible for fungus to discolor a nail, there are many other causes of nail discoloration. For example, dark-colored nail enamels can cause the nails to become yellow. Diabetes, in some cases, can also cause nails to become yellow. Topical ointments alone are not likely to remove the discoloration from the nails. If the nails are colored brown to black, this could be due to melanin in the nail, which is similar to having a mole effect the nail the same way a mole affects the skin. It is likely that if the client has nail discoloration that persists and does not disappear, it should be evaluated as to what is causing the discoloration. There are even medications that can cause nail discoloration. A proper diagnosis of the discoloration is necessary.

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