Topicals and Orals are unlikely to be effective
Patients searching for nail fungus treatment options will discover that self-medication probably won't provide an answer: They learn that nail fungus can be difficult to treat and repeat infections are common.
The Mayo Clinic's explanation: Over-the-counter antifungal nail creams and ointments aren't very effective although some help is possible with prescription medication. Even with the most effective prescription treatments, terbinafine (Lamisil) and itraconazole (Sporanox), effectiveness is low and there can be side effects. Article
|Typical Protocol||1-2x daily application||6-12 week prescription|
|Possible Side effects||Severe blistering, itching, redness, dryness, or irritation||Liver damage |