White superficial onychomycosis treatment is an important part of preventing the spread of this fungal infection. It can be treated using a topical fungicidal drug called itraconazole. This treatment effectively treats this fungus that causes pain and damage to the surrounding tissue. In addition to the physical effects of the disease, there are social, occupational, and psychological consequences.
Amorolfine is an over-the-counter topical antifungal medication that effectively treats fungal nail infections. Amorolfine is applied with a spatula using impermeable gloves. Treatment should be continued until the nails regenerate and the infection is cured. The number of treatments required depends on the infection’s location and severity. Generally, treatment should be repeated at three-month intervals. It is also important to treat co-existing infections such as tineapedis with appropriate antimycotic cream.
Terbinafine is a prescription medicine used to treat white superficial onychomycosis. This drug has a few side effects and may not be suitable for use by pregnant women. However, the effects usually disappear when you stop using the medicine. If breastfeeding, you should not take this medicine, but you can use the terbinafine cream. Despite its side effects, it is not dangerous for nursing mothers.
Terbinafine is well absorbed from the body. Its plasma concentration increases by less than 20% when taken with food. However, this drug should not be used in patients with liver disease. Patients with liver disease should consult a physician before taking any antibiotics, including terbinafine.
Onychomycosis has various treatment options, and it is important to know the right one for your condition. Before starting any treatment, you must confirm your diagnosis by culture. Culture reports often identify multiple organisms, and treatment should be aimed at the most likely causative organism. Sometimes, a consultation with a microbiologist may be necessary to make a precise diagnosis. However, due to the widespread use of antifungals, there is a concern that antifungal resistance will increase.
The effectiveness of laser therapy for white superficial onychomycoses is controversial, and studies have shown inconsistent results. The heterogeneity of study designs and patient selection criteria has led to a lack of definitive evidence for laser therapy in this condition. Nevertheless, some studies suggest that laser treatment is a highly effective treatment option.