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What is most effective in treating finger nail fungal infection if loceryl is not very effective by itself?

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

Dr. Michael Dugan
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Fungal Infection (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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Possible nail fungal infection, finger red, swollen, painful, doctor gave me flucloxacillin, why? If its ineffective on fungal infections?

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 more

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Does nail debridement for treating fungal finger nail infection mean removing the whole nail? Guarantee to work with no recurrence?

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

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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?

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?

Depends: No great treatments. Even the best pill (terbinafine) has about a 76% cure rate. It can cause elevated liver enzymes to but a little less commonly. Depending on your liver tests, have a discussion with your doctor about the risks versus benefits of treating. ...Read more

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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)?

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)?

Griseofulvin: Griseofulvin may be used orally and has similar effectiveness, byt all fungal nail infections are hard to treat. Recommended to assure adequate liver function tests with this med too. See dr for eval and rx if deemed necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will the fungus spread if I have a fungal infection on my fingers and touch this onto another part of my body?

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

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How to cure nail fungal infection in my middle and index fingers for 3 years duration .

How to cure nail fungal infection in my middle and index fingers for 3 years duration .

Typically nail fungi: are treated with prescription topicals, orals or lasers. You should see dermatologist to discuss treatment options and prescriptions ...Read more

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What can you do to treat a fungal infection under your finger nail?

What can you do to treat a fungal infection under your finger nail?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Infection (Definition)

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