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Finger Fungal Infection
What is most effective in treating finger nail fungal infection if loceryl is not very effective by itself?
Debridement.: Loceryl is a topical treatment for nail fungus. Topical treatments are often ineffective for nail fungus. Oral antifungals are more effective but usually require blood tests and carry increased risks. Formula 3 is a fairly effective topical medication available in some doctors offices. Debridement (thinning, cutting) of the nail combined with topical meds usually gives better results. See a dr. ...Read more
Fungal infections are clinical conditions in which a person has an infection due to a pathogen called a fungus (in contrast to infections caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites). Fungal infections occur commonly on the skin (including Jock Itch and Athlete's Foot) and can also cause more serious infections in those ...Read more
Finger nail fungal infection. Taken oral Lamisil (terbinafine) for 1 week. How do I know if the med is working? Any changes I should see on my nails?
Fungal infection: A week is pretty soon to see much change. It depends on how quickly your nails grow and how infected they are . Your prescribing physician can help you best ...Read more
Possible nail fungal infection, finger red, swollen, painful, doctor gave me flucloxacillin, why? If its ineffective on fungal infections?
Poss bacterial infec: You may have a paroncyhia, which can be a bacterial infection. If the prescribed treatment doesn't help within about 2 days, or if it's getting worse, then i'd recommend you call the doctor who prescribed this and let them know. They may want to prescribe if different medication and/or see you back for follow-up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does nail debridement for treating fungal finger nail infection mean removing the whole nail? Guarantee to work with no recurrence?
Onychomycosis: Usually this means taking off the entire nail, but as someone famous once said the only guarantees in life are death and taxes. Good luck. ...Read more
Fungal finger nail infection. Don't want to take oral fungal med as my liver enzymes are high n i take other meds. Any other treatment methods?
Taking Lamisil (terbinafine) 250mg/ day 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off to treat a fungal finger nail infection. Can cause loss of taste, hearing, liver damage, etc?
Yes: There are significant side effects of this medicine.Be sure ur pcp is closely following your progress. ...Read more
Fungal finger nail infection. Taking dusolepin, lexotan n dogmatil. What type of oral antifungal med can I take that is as effective as lamisil (terbinafine)?
Will the fungus spread if I have a fungal infection on my fingers and touch this onto another part of my body?
It sure can...: Wash well before touching other areas of the body. Keep in mind that the fungus usually likes a dark, warm, moist environment. The most likely areas to spread it to are the feet, armpits (less likely), groin, etc. Use a otc product like lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra if you see it spreading to the skin on other body parts. ...Read more
Typically nail fungi: are treated with prescription topicals, orals or lasers. You should see dermatologist to discuss treatment options and prescriptions ...Read more
We can try!: Nail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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