Treatment Strategies of Fungal Nail Infections

Overview

Causes

Symptoms

Diagnostic Approaches

Treatment Strategies

Preventive Measures

Complications

Treatment

Treatment aims to eradicate the fungus, restore the nail’s appearance, and prevent recurrence.

Treatment modalities include:

  • Topical agents: Such as ciclopirox or amorolfine, are effective for mild infections.
  • Oral antifungal medications: Drugs like terbinafine and itraconazole are prescribed for more severe cases but can have side effects and require monitoring.
  • Mechanical debridement: Physically removing the affected nail area can reduce fungal load and improve topical treatment efficacy.
  • Laser and light-based therapies: These emerging treatments have shown promise in treating onychomycosis without the side effects associated with oral medications.

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