The infection caused by fungus can be a pretty serious problem, since it usually comes back and it is difficult to treat it. The problem can be avoided by using some of the medication available, but they can cause several side effects and they may be a bit pricey. Also they may not even have the desired effect. On many products and medications, the label says that the results are not guaranteed and that using these items will not eliminate the further return of the problem. Studies show that people over 60 who are having this problem, may have more problems with eliminating it. The rates for the elimination of this problem are around 65%. The return of the problem occurs in 15 - 20% of all cases.
Since there are several types of treatments and medications, which medications are the best to use? Remember that, if you have this doubt or similar question, do not hesitate to go to the doctor's office and consult with him or her. Based on your case, doctor will give his recommendation on the medication which should be used.
Side Effects of Anti-fungal Drugs
Dermatophytes can cause fungal infection. If this is the case, an effective medication called terbinafine can be used. It is successful in 40 -90% of cases. It will lead to the healthy looking nail in 35-50% of cases. The fingernail fungus can be removed during the eight weeks, while toenail fungus can be eliminated in the 12 weeks. Next remedy which can be useful is itraconazole. This remedy is used on problem caused by yeast or molds. It is taken during one week in one, two and three months. The nail will look healthy in 35-80% of cases, while in 45-70% of cases remedy shows effectiveness. Fluconazoleis used on candida provoked nail infection. It is also given only during one week for few months. In 72% of cases, the remedy will make the nail look appealing. The nail can become normal looking, and this happens in 90% of cases. Be careful when using this remedy, since it can lead to some kidney problems. Griseofulvin and Ketoconazole have bad numbers associated with curing rates. They are rarely given to patients today.
Some side effects can arise from the use of oral antifungal drugs. Although they are rare, they can lead to heart failure, liver failure and liver damage. Side effect like rash, itchiness, diarrhea, upset stomach and headache are considered common and minor. If the side effects appear, you may have to do a blood test in every 4-6 weeks in order to monitor the problem. A very effective medication is Somasin AFS. It will make the immune system stronger, eliminate the infection and avoid creation of further problems. By using this remedy, beneficial effects can be seen after a week.