A 27-year-old female asked:
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taking terbinafine for 4wks. only have athlete's foot on left foot & those nails are rough. will this med clear up fungus & athlete's foot?

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Dr. Donald Pelto
14 years experience Podiatry
Yes: For severe fungal infections of skin a oral dose of Lamisil (terbinafine) can help. Won't be long enough for nails. Sometimes a skin cream needed or even biopsy of skin to confirm the diagnosis.
Answered on Mar 14, 2016
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