It is a disease that makes you hide your hands and wear closed shoes. It affects the nail plate and can destroy them completely. Meet - a fungus, or nail onychomycosis. Treatment, drugs, their effectiveness - the whole truth about Fluconazole, Lamisil, Exoderil. What result will give their application?
Goodbye manicure, or can I get sick with onychomycosis?
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is yes. Nail fungus is the most common dermatological disease: the incidence of it is from 2 to 15%, and in some countries has reached 30%. That is, 10-20% of the world's population suffer from this disease.
At risk - people over 60 years. Up to 50-90% of cases are found in “age-related” patients. Cases of fungal infection are also found in adolescence (up to 2.6%). The disease is characterized by selectivity: it attacks men more often than women.
The success of treatment depends on its timeliness and accuracy. Acceptance of systemic antifungal drugs in combination with local drugs guarantees recovery in 48% -76% of cases. But re-infection is very common. A new "meeting" with a fungus awaits 10-53% of patients.
Fungus on the fingers is easier to cure than on the feet. If longitudinal stripes of yellow color form along the edge or center of the nail, this is a bad sign: treatment is unlikely to give the expected effect.
How to treat a fungus: drugs for drug therapy
Drug treatment includes antifungal drugs 2 types.
- For local use.
They are applied directly to the affected areas - these are varnishes, ointments, creams. Their use allows you to achieve the highest possible concentration of drug components right in the lesion.
At the initial stages of the disease, antimycotic solutions of Nitrofungin, Naphtifin, Sangviritrin, Bifonazole and varnishes are prescribed: Mikosan, Loceryl, Batrafen, Cycloproxolamine. Although a week after their use, the condition of the nail is improving, the treatment should be continued for a long time - from 6 to 12 months to completely eliminate the ailment and eliminate relapses.
A safe, effective and relative inexpensive remedy for the fungus - ointment. Such drugs have earned a good reputation: Clotrimazole, Terbinafine, sulfur ointment from the fungus. Local therapy is carried out with the help of creams. The most famous are Bifonazole, Ketoconazole, Oxyconazole, Lamisil, Pimafucin. Also used powders (Econazole).
- Systemic preparations in tablet form.
Affect the fungus through the blood. Indications for their appointment are the defeat of more than 50% of the nail plate and / or more than 3 nails, age over 50 years. Medications have many contraindications, so treatment with their help is not suitable for all patients. Antifungal drugs that are taken by mouth can cause many side effects. The most commonly used drugs are: Fluconazole, Orungal, Lamisil, Diflucan. Terbinafin, Exifin, Itraconazole are also used for treatment. They have the ability to block the reproduction of pathogenic microorganisms.
Plus therapy with pills - you can avoid painful removal of the nail plate. Treatment will also have to continue for a long time - from 6 months.
Is Fluconazole Fungi Afraid?
It is not so easy to get rid of the fungus: it penetrates deep into the nail. You need a tool that is able to "get through" through the nail plate to eliminate spores and eliminate the negative effects of microorganisms. Fluconazole has such properties from the fungus. It helps to overcome even the neglected onchicomycosis.
Fluconazole continues to protect the nail for some time after the treatment is over. The medicine is taken 7 days, 150 mg once a day. But a single course will not cure the fungus. The minimum duration of treatment should be 6 months. The nail will get a healthy look in 12-18 months.
Lamisil for nails - what will be the result of treatment?
Only Lamisil tablets are used for the treatment of oniocomicosis. With long-term use of the drug accumulates in the nails and destroys the causative agent. The course of therapy is from 1.5 to 6 months. The duration depends on the degree of damage and the rate of natural nail growth. The result is usually good.
The tool can be applied from 2 years. It is not prescribed for diseases of the liver, lactation, and in case of individual intolerance to the components (with caution prescribed to pregnant women).
How to use Exoderil for nails?
Exoderil can be used alone or in combination with other antifungal drugs. It is applied topically: rubbing the cream or solution into the affected nail and the nearby skin. Before starting treatment with a file, remove the top layer of the nail plate. Such manipulations are performed 2 times a day. Treatment will have at least six months.
What results to expect from different drugs?
Studying what patients write that diagnosed with onychomycosis of the nails (treatment, drugs, reviews), we can conclude that it really helps to restore their health. Thus, Fluconazole received a high assessment in terms of performance, price and frequency of side effects. People note that when it is taken in, the nail is restored after 2 months, but in no case should you leave the treatment right away: the fungus will develop its vigorous activity again. The course of therapy should be continued until 1.5 years. Taking into account the price of the drug, it will take 300-400 rubles.
A good rating in the reviews is given by the patients to Exoderil, but they indicate that on their own he will not defeat the nail fungus, they will have to drink and pills. The price of the drug causes discontent: cream in a tube of 15 grams costs from 450 rubles, and the solution is even more expensive - from 850 rubles.
Lamisil tablets received 9 out of 10 points of effectiveness, but many consider its price too high.
If you are overwhelmed with a nail fungus, then you can recover, if you strictly follow the rules - be treated comprehensively and for a long time. And remember: the list of appointments should not "make out" the TV. The diagnosis of nail onychomycosis, treatment, drugs - all this care dermatologist. Only he knows the path that will help you regain the beauty of your nails and not spend extra money.