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How can toenail fungal infection be treated?

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Posted on Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Question: Hi doctor, i am attaching the photo of my toe.its very rough and uneven.and have got lines in between.so can you pls guide .i hope it doesnt break.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Onychomycosis

Detailed Answer:
hell. thank you for writing to us

I am Dr. Kakkar (dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have viewed the images.

You have got toe nail onychomycosis i.e fungal infection of nail.
Onychomycosis usually presents as yellow, discolored and thickened nail with subungual debris.
I suggest you to take a tab. terbinafine 250mg (zimig tab) once daily for 12 weeks.
Topically you may use amorolfine nail lacquer (Loceryl nail lacquer).
These are prescription medications and I suggest you to take them under supervision of your doctor.


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Brief Answer: Onychomycosis Detailed Answer: hell. thank you for writing to us I am Dr. Kakkar (dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have viewed the images. You have got toe nail onychomycosis i.e fungal infection of nail. Onychomycosis usually presents as yellow, discolored and thickened nail with subungual debris. I suggest you to take a tab. terbinafine 250mg (zimig tab) once daily for 12 weeks. Topically you may use amorolfine nail lacquer (Loceryl nail lacquer). These are prescription medications and I suggest you to take them under supervision of your doctor. Regards