Fungal nails (onychomycosis) may be caused by many species of fungi, but the most common is Trichophyton rubrum. Distal subungal onychomycosis starts as a discolored area at the nail's corner and slowly spread toward the cuticle. In proximal subungal onychomycosis, the infection starts at the cuticle and spreads toward the nail tip. Yeast onychomycosis is caused by Candida and may be the most common cause of fungal fingernail.Read more: Fungal Nails Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- Diflucan (fluconazole)
- itraconazole, Sporanox
- Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone topical cream and lotion)
- terbinafine, Lamisil, Lamisil AT
- ciclopirox, Penlac, Loprox
- griseofulvin (Gris-Peg, Grifulvin V, Griseofulvin Ultramicrosize)
- efinaconazole, Jublia
- Diflucan (fluconazole) vs. Lamisil (terbinafine)
- Diflucan (fluconazole) vs. Monistat 7 (miconazole)
Prevention & Wellness
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- Health Tip: Prevent Recurrence of a Fungal Infection
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- Health Tip: Identifying Nail Fungus
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- Health Tip: Recognizing Signs of Nail Fungus
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