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How long does it take to get rid of a fungal nail?

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Toenails grow very slowly, about 1-2 mm per month!  When they are infected with a fungus or damaged in any way sometimes even slower.  The fungus lives in your nail bed so the treatment must get through the nail and then we begin to see the nail looking, well, more "normal".   Overall it takes about 9 months to completely clear a nail, however we start to see changes about 2 months into treatment.  It is important to begin treatment as soon as you see the nail changes because at that point the infection is already well established in your nail bed.  

Dr. Misty McNeill
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