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Is Lamisil spray effective for onychomycosis of the toenails?

Hello, I have onychomycosis on my toenails. I am using Lamisil spray, lavender and tea tree oil plus I soak my feet in chlorine - do you think this will cure it? Lamisil is not stopping the infection - I feel it s neutral - any other crime I can use? I have mild fungal infection in my 3rd and 4th toes Thanks
Fri, 13 Nov 2015
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Hi,Dear,Thanks for your query to HCM.
Studied your query in full depth of its details.Reviewed it in context of your health concerns.
Based On the facts,You seem to suffer from-severe form of Onychomycosis,which would need Oral Tab-Lamisil(Terfenadine) 250 mg once a day x for 3 mths.which is a proven treatment in Onychomycosis.
If need be Debridement of the Nail and nail bed may be needed in your case if the oral therapy needs the support of Surgical or Laser Debridement.

Hence Local sprays would not be helpful in your case,as experienced by you.
Keep the part dry and clean with dettol sponging locally.
Take your treatment under expert doctor's cover.

Hope this reply would satisfy you and would help you to plan further treatment
with your doctor there.

Welcome any further query in this regard,which would be replied in next session.

Will appreciate YOU,to write your excellent review feedback comments of this service experience, to help the needy patient visitors like YOU, at HCM services.

Good Day!!

Dr.Savaskar M.N.
Senior Surgical Specialist
M.S.Genl-CVTS
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Is Lamisil spray effective for onychomycosis of the toenails?

Hi,Dear,Thanks for your query to HCM. Studied your query in full depth of its details.Reviewed it in context of your health concerns. Based On the facts,You seem to suffer from-severe form of Onychomycosis,which would need Oral Tab-Lamisil(Terfenadine) 250 mg once a day x for 3 mths.which is a proven treatment in Onychomycosis. If need be Debridement of the Nail and nail bed may be needed in your case if the oral therapy needs the support of Surgical or Laser Debridement. Hence Local sprays would not be helpful in your case,as experienced by you. Keep the part dry and clean with dettol sponging locally. Take your treatment under expert doctor s cover. Hope this reply would satisfy you and would help you to plan further treatment with your doctor there. Welcome any further query in this regard,which would be replied in next session. Will appreciate YOU,to write your excellent review feedback comments of this service experience, to help the needy patient visitors like YOU, at HCM services. Good Day!! Dr.Savaskar M.N. Senior Surgical Specialist M.S.Genl-CVTS