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Penlac (ciclopirox): It has a success rate of 6-8%. I haven't seen anyone in my practice with any success. ...Read more
Partial effect: Penlac works only in 8 per cent of people treated and Lamisil (terbinafine) works in about 58 per cent of people who take a 3 month course. For toenails the effect requires one year for the new nail and 6 months for fingernails .Fingeranils require too months of treatment. Laser is an we option for nail fungus although there are no long term results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does in take for toenail fungus to go away? (I'm using penlac (ciclopirox) 8%) I've been using it inconsistently since late 2013 but it hasn't all gone.
If you read the : Package insert of penlac (ciclopirox) the success rate by the companies own standards is very small. If you are applying it inconsistently, hat percentage dramatically lowers. Nails grown on the rate of like one mm per month, so you won't see nail clearing for approximately three months,l, ...Read more
In some cases: These are common treatments/suggestions for nail fungus. In order for either of these to have a chance of succeeding, you have to be aggressive with keeping the nails thinned as much as possible, removing all loose nail debris and using the topical as instructed. If you are not aggressive, your chances are not good. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best natural way to get rid of a toenail fungus? I've tried Penlac (ciclopirox) from Doctor, but it was unsuccessful.
Oral antifungals: If topical therapy is not helping, the next step in my opinion is a course of oral (systemic) antifungal medication. There are different regiments, but you should talk with your PCP about the pros/cons of each one. These medications can be hard on the liver and oftentimes must be taken for several weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Ciclopirox cream is used to treat infections caused by fungus, and therefore may be used to treat ringworm, candida, tinea versicolor and possibly seborrheic dermatitis. So, while it would likely be safe to use this cream if may not be helpful. See a dermatologist to determine the possibly cause of your condition. Once a diagnosis is made then a proper treatment can be prescribed. ...Read more
Yes, it can be but..: Yes, it can be if being with bacteria; but, key rx for balanitis is still gentle cleaning ; drying the foreskin regularly, especially after each peeing plus timely ; thinly applying antifungal/steroid cream; definite rx is circumcision + good hygiene. Note: remember to pull down the retracted foreskin after each cleaning ; drying; otherwise, paraphimosis may ensue - an emergency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thanks for asking!: No. It is a precription medication. Not in over the counter meds list. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my hair roots are inflamed. I use ciclopirox and zpto containing shampoo.how long can I use it continually?
May: use as needed. but be gentle on hair care. if infected get anti bx ...Read more