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Is the fungal infection on the toe nail on the mend?

hi,Im 21 years old.Im suffering from fungus infection on my toe nail and have consulted a dermatologist who prescribed me nail lacquer which is amorolfine Loceryl for the infected nail.Its been 3 months since ive been using it and now my infected part of the nail starts to break and fall off.Is it a sign of curing or is it getting worse?Is it only after the entire nail falls off i ll be able to get a new toenail?Pls suggest me asap.Thank u
Tue, 24 Feb 2015
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Hello dear,

Thank you for your contact to health care magic.

I read and understand your concern.

I am Dr Arun Tank answering your concern.

Yes, it is a good sign of falling nail.

Fungal infection of the nail is very notorious as it can grow new one only after old infected ones fall out.

This is the reason why the nail requires long term therapy to cure you. It s been three to four month therapy which is essential for the growth of the new nail.

Please make good hygiene locally as new growing nail emerge out from the old one. Further infection because of the old one because of bad hygiene can create obstacle in the process.

Please wear cotton shocks as synthetic material can be more favorable for the infection. Avoid excessive sweating until you are all cured with.

I will be happy to answer your further concern on bit.ly/DrArun.

Thank you,
Dr Arun Tank
Infectious diseases specialist,
HCM.
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