A 23-year-old female asked:
I have toenail fungus on big toe. not too bad just yellow, looks like new nail is already growing. got lamisil. can i apply directly to nail?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Fungal nail: Yes, you can apply Lamisil 2-3 x/d directly to the nail.
It can take quite a few months for the new nail to grow in and fungal infection to heal. There is also a high failure rate even if you apply locally. Sometimes 42 d of
Griseofulvin can help if local treatment fails.
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Last updated Feb 1, 2021
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