By Kenneth R. Meisler, D.P.M., FACFAS, P.L.L.C.
December 15, 2014
Category: Foot Care
There are a variety of treatments for fungal nail infections, including pills and (rarely) procedures to remove the infected nail, but topical ointments are among the most popular solutions prescribed by podiatrists.
Topical antifungal medications may come in a cream, lotion, nail polish or spray, and while you can buy some of these solutions at a local drugstore, others require a prescription.
Millions of Americans deal with onychomycosis, or toenail fungus, every year.
Kenneth R. Meisler, a podiatrist in New York City, offers several treatments for toenail fungus, including two of the newest medications on the market: Jublia and Kerydin.
Jublia and Kerydin Fungal Treatment
All topical treatments involve a similar concept: Apply it to the affected area consistently, as directed, for a specific amount of time in order to see results. With toenail fungus, the treatment time period may last several months. It can take a year to kill toenail fungus, and it may return, but it's crucial to stick to the treatment timeline in order to see significant improvement and, eventually, kill the fungus.
You would apply Jublia, using the provided brush, to the affected nail, nail bed and skin surrounding the infected area. It is the first topical efinaconazole approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat toenail fungus. It was approved in June 2014.
Kerydin is also a groundbreaking drug. It is the first topical oxaborole medication used to kill toenail fungus. The FDA approved it for use in September 2014. Both Jublia and Kerydin are applied regularly for 4 months, which is one of the shorter treatment times associated with antifungal medications.
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For information on the latest developments in antifungal treatment, consult a podiatrist so together you can assess your foot health needs. Topical solutions are among the most common treatments for toenail fungus, but depending on the severity of your condition, details of your lifestyle and reactions to medication, there may be a more effective course of treatment. To find out what's best for you, call Dr. Meisler's office to schedule an appointment.
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