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Suggest treatment for fungal infection on toe nail

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Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia

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Posted on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi,

I have toe nail fungus infection. Will surgery be the right way to remove it? I hav been using onabet lotion for 15months but havnt seen complete cure.
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Kindly send pictures of the affected area.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum. I can understand your concern for the fungus of the toe nail.

In view to help you best I request you to kindly upload few good resolution pictures of the affected area so that I can guide you best.

For the same you have a feature on the right side of the page.

Hope to hear soon from your side.

With regards,

Dr Sanjay Kanodia
MD-DERMATOLOGY
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Follow up: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 2 hours later
Thanks. I have attached the picture
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Terbinafine or itraconazole for 3 months.

Detailed Answer:
Hello young fellow,

Welcome again to the forum and thanks for sending the pictures.

After analyzing the pictures I can make out that your toe nails are quite affected by the fungal infection.

In such a kind of condition it is quite impossible for a lotion alone to cure the condition.

In my patients with your kind of condition I prefer an oral antifungal such as terbinafine or itraconazole daily for 3 months of period.

Rather than onabet lotion it would be better to use amorolfine lotion or cream to take care of condition.

Surgery is not at all the solution for the treatment of the toe nail infection so do not at all think of the surgery.

Discuss regarding these with your dermatologist.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Ashwin Bhandari
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Follow up: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 1 hour later
Can you suggest for few dermatologist in south XXXXXXX .
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Take help of our customer care support.

Detailed Answer:
Hello young fellow,

Welcome again to the forum and thanks for your swift response.

For a dermatologist in South XXXXXXX you can take help of our customer care team. Our forum is basically based at XXXXXXX so you can have best panel of dermatologists at the site.

Even if you find any problem then can take my help in any sort of guidance.

I will be glad to guide you any further or if not then can close the discussion and rate the answer.

With good health wishes,

Dr Sanjay Kanodia
MD-DERMATOLOGY
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