Dermatologist & Toe (Nail) Fungus

February 24, 2011 at 6:05 pm

I just returned from the Dermatologist’s office.

summary report:

1. If it were psoriasis there would likely be more than one nail involved. In addition there would likely be psoriasis evident elsewhere on the skin.
2. Dr. took a nail sample and a ‘fungus’ sample from under the nail to be sent to pathology.
3. Dr. advised “to prevent spread of fungus to other toes do this: 1/2 warm water 1/2 white vinegar. Soak the foot for 15 minutes three times per week.”
4. Rx for a cnl8nail kit (cicloiprox topical solution, 8%)


hmmm, I just visited there and found this: “A completely clear nail may not be achieved with use of this medication. In clinical studies less than 12% of patients were able to achieve either a completely clear or almost clear toenail.”

I see why the family Dr said ‘get used to it. Read the part about professional removal of the unattached nail monthly for six months….

oh, sigh.