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Does anyone know a cure for onychomycosis?
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology
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In brief: Oral terbinafine
It takes 6 months to grow a finger nail and 12-18 months to grow a toenail.
Terbinafine 250 mg pill daily for 6 weeks for finger nails, 12 weeks for toe nails are standard doses. They work on most but not all cases. Results are seen 6 mos later on fingers & 12 mos later on toes. Now that it is generic terbinafine costs only $10 for 90 days cash at wallmart. Do not use if you have any liver disease.

In brief: Oral terbinafine
It takes 6 months to grow a finger nail and 12-18 months to grow a toenail.
Terbinafine 250 mg pill daily for 6 weeks for finger nails, 12 weeks for toe nails are standard doses. They work on most but not all cases. Results are seen 6 mos later on fingers & 12 mos later on toes. Now that it is generic terbinafine costs only $10 for 90 days cash at wallmart. Do not use if you have any liver disease.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry
In brief: Pulse therapy
An article in the archives of dermatology showed pulse therapy Lamisil (terbinafine) has the same cure rate as taking it every day for 3 months.
Pulse therapy means you take 1 pill a day for 7 days, and then, 3 months later, repeat that 7-day course. Again 3 months later and one last time 3 months after that. So you're only taking 14 pills in 6 months, a 70% decrease in the dose with the same results.

In brief: Pulse therapy
An article in the archives of dermatology showed pulse therapy Lamisil (terbinafine) has the same cure rate as taking it every day for 3 months.
Pulse therapy means you take 1 pill a day for 7 days, and then, 3 months later, repeat that 7-day course. Again 3 months later and one last time 3 months after that. So you're only taking 14 pills in 6 months, a 70% decrease in the dose with the same results.
Dr. Howard Fox
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