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Suggest treatment for fungal infection of the nails

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Dr. Rahul Kumar


Practicing since :2010

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Posted on Mon, 3 Apr 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: i have the nail issue for quite a long time ....i want to know whether it's a calcium deficiency or any other infection
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Fungal infection

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the query and photograph.

You seem to have developed a fungal infection of nails. It is not due to calcium deficiency.
I treat such cases with a topical antifungal cream like clotrimazole to be applied twice daily and tablet fluconazole 150 mg per week. This medication is need to be continued for at least 6 months for recovery.
This combination is safe but it's always better to meet a doctor before starting any medication.
Take precautions to improve immunity like hygienic food, cleaner drinking water and regular exercise.

Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
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