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Medicine for fungus infection on the toe nail - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   my sister has fungus infection at toe nail
User :   she is taking GRIS OD 375 tabs
User :   prescribed for 3 months
User :   she is taking Fourts-B tabs also
Doctor :   ok
User :   is it the right medication?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   but GRIS should be taken for few months
User :   female bangalore married 47
Doctor :   like 4 to 6
Doctor :   please take the doctors advice
User :   any side effects like hail loss?
Doctor :   Yes Griseofulvin has few side effects like any other medicine has
User :   what r they?
Doctor :   taste diff
Doctor :   headahce
Doctor :   oral thrush
Doctor :   so keep on flossing the mouth
Doctor :   rashes
Doctor :   but not to fear
User :   oral thruch means?
Doctor :   wear sun screen
Doctor :   lotion while going out
Doctor :   white patches in the mouth
Doctor :   Fourts is a B vitamin tablet
Doctor :   please ask her to continue that
User :   hair loss or gastric problem?
Doctor :   Gastric upset is there
User :   any advice/ suggestions?
Doctor :   DO you mean on the infection or the medicine
User :   both
Doctor :   You may get affected by the toenail fungus in damp areas
Doctor :   Loose foot wear
User :   should she cover that part?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it should be dry
Doctor :   always
User :   ok
User :   can she get full cure?
Doctor :   Soak your toes in Listerine mouthwash.
Doctor :   Wear cotton socks to absorb moisture
Doctor :   Trim nails and avoid nailpolish
Doctor :   Wash your feet after visiting public places like swimming pools
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