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clotrimazole nail fungus

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amram Dahukey
41 years experience Podiatry
no: There is no evidence that it can cure the fungus, tolnaftate with special solution and Penlac (ciclopirox) are the preparations effective topically.

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
33 years experience Podiatry
Getting to fungus: Clotrimazole will kill fungus...If it gets to it. The fungus under a nail is most active at the interface between good and bad nail. If the medicatio ... Read More
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Dr. Corinne Kauderer
36 years experience Wound care
Tie nail fungus: Unfortunately, toe nail fungus will not respond to topical clortrimazole cream. Creams cannot penetrate the nails. However, these creams are great fo ... Read More
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Dr. Libby Putnam
12 years experience Podiatry
Maybe?: The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. I ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Laha
38 years experience Podiatry
Most don't work!: Most topical antifungals have a low success rate. The success depends on several factors such as severity of infection, compliance with medicine and ... Read More
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Dr. James Montgomery
37 years experience Podiatry
Cream not effective: There is really no cure. Oral meds and topical antifungals with possible laser fungal therapy is best alternative.
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Dr. Howard Fox
42 years experience Podiatry
Jublia, (efinaconazole) a topical: liquid for nail fungus was just approved by the FDA as the ONLY topical drug effective on nail fungus. It's insanely expensive (thousands over the 11 ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
I don't find: Any topicals to be very effective on toe nail fungus. Oral Lamisil (terbinafine) is much more effective.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Bickel
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not likely: Fluconszole Tablet’s taken for mor than a few days could possibly cause liver problems because of the way it is metabolized in the liver, but the topi ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Sometimes: The more extensive the nail involvement the more difficult it is to cure. Oral medications are about 60 per cent effective and take 1 year for thr nai ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Vicks/ Manuka oil: Some of my patients swear by vicks, applied directly to your nails with a q tip. Another natural remedy is manuka oil. Tougher to find, and definitely ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Onychomycosis: Topical agents should be limited to cases involving less than half of the distal nail plate or for patients unable to tolerate systemic treatment. Age ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
There are many: There are over the counter medications, there are natural home remedies, there is prescription mendication, there is laser treatment. Unfortunately ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Alston
15 years experience Podiatry
Pills or creams: Oral antifungals work best. Creams and lacquers do not work very well.
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