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I have fungal infection on nails, and my nails have become black

I have fungal infection due to which i always have an itching sensation on my nails...My nails have become black and they are on the verge of clipping off... I m using certain ointments as prescribed but there seems to be minimal improvement..This has been increasing from last month.I would be pleased and obliged if you could please suggest me as to how i should go about,which ointments should i put and what precautions should i take to put a stop to this. Your kind co operation wil b appreciated.Waiting for your response. Thanking you,
Asked On : Mon, 16 Aug 2010
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Fungal onychomycosis cannot be treated by local application of antifungals. Only oral antifungals have a role. Best is terbinafin for 3 months, but you need to be seen by dermatologist and a clinical and culture confirmation is required to start the medicine and need to monitor the progress and side effects.
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