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A 31-year-old member asked:

flucanozole for chronic paronychia?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
No: Paronychia is an infection of the area where to the fingernail or toenail meets the skin. It is usually a bacterial infection, whereas Fluconazole only treats fungus. The treatment usually involves hot soaks and sometimes surgical drainage. Fluconazole is unlikely to help., .
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat commented
Podiatry 22 years experience
Yes.... an antibiotic is the drug of choice if it needs it.
Mar 30, 2014
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Not the best choice: Fluconazole is an antifungal. Most paronychia infections have a bacterial involvement.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Side effect of fluconazole?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Fluconazole!: A great antifungual drug. Yes, liver issues are commonly listed (but very uncommon) as a side effect and its effects on the metabolism of other drugs (increasing levels of statins, viagra, (sildenafil) cialis), but they are far more less likely to have these issues compared with other systemic antifungals. I've used it in hundreds of patients without seeing a single major problem.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Does fluconazole have any side effects ?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Liver demage: Lever demage(hepatotoxicity) is the main side effect along with some minors.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How long does diflucan (fluconazole) work 4?

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Dr. Theodore Caspe
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Diflucan (fluconazole): It has a half- life of 30 hours.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is paronychia contagious?

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Dr. Christopher Hendrix
Podiatry 27 years experience
No: Parochychia is an infected embedded nail margin in a toe or finger.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is diflucan (fluconazole)?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Antifungal medicatio: Diflucan is an excellent oral agent for yeast infections: fluconazole. It is best avoided during pregnancy, though.

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