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What is the best topical cream to cure toenail fungus?(nail is all yellow). Can clotrimazole 1% cure it or there is stronger cream for it? Thanks

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Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Jublia, (efinaconazole) a topical

liquid for nail fungus was just approved by the FDA as the ONLY topical drug effective on nail fungus.
It's insanely expensive (thousands over the 11 months you need to use it), and not as effective as oral Lamisil (terbinafine). Talk to your podiatrist or dermatologist about pulse therapy Lamisil (terbinafine).

In brief: Jublia, (efinaconazole) a topical

liquid for nail fungus was just approved by the FDA as the ONLY topical drug effective on nail fungus.
It's insanely expensive (thousands over the 11 months you need to use it), and not as effective as oral Lamisil (terbinafine). Talk to your podiatrist or dermatologist about pulse therapy Lamisil (terbinafine).
Dr. Howard Fox
Dr. Howard Fox
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cream not effective

There is really no cure.
Oral meds and topical antifungals with possible laser fungal therapy is best alternative.

In brief: Cream not effective

There is really no cure.
Oral meds and topical antifungals with possible laser fungal therapy is best alternative.
Dr. James Montgomery
Dr. James Montgomery
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Most don't work!

Most topical antifungals have a low success rate.
The success depends on several factors such as severity of infection, compliance with medicine and the infection's susceptibility to the medicine. If the infection is severe or topical is not successful then an oral medication may be needed. Oral medication is usually much more successful. I like to use oral lamisil (terbinafine). Talk to your foot specialist.

In brief: Most don't work!

Most topical antifungals have a low success rate.
The success depends on several factors such as severity of infection, compliance with medicine and the infection's susceptibility to the medicine. If the infection is severe or topical is not successful then an oral medication may be needed. Oral medication is usually much more successful. I like to use oral lamisil (terbinafine). Talk to your foot specialist.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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