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A 63-year-old female asked:

Diflucan-toe candida 2.5wks.nail avulsion. looked healthy til mon;now 2 new small abscesses.md said other choice was terbinafine. is diflucan (fluconazole) working?

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
Disagree: The abscesses are from bacterial infection, Diflucan (fluconazole) and terbinafine are both antifungal meds. After nail avulsion procedures, recommend soaking at this time. If continues to get worse, see a podiatrist (specialist), you may need antibiotics and not antifungal meds.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
May not be: It sounds like you need an antibiotic for the abscess and then treat the fungus.

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