Amorolfine and Onychomycosis (Nail Fungus)

Fungal infection of the nails, called onychomycosis, is very common but difficult to treat. There is still no guaranteed way to cure the infection, no matter what treatment is chosen, but there are a number of ways to improve the appearance of the nails, lessen the infection, and perhaps cure it in some people. While […]

Treating Nail Fungus with a Weakened Immune System

People suffering from a compromised immune system are naturally more likely to develop an infection, whether it is viral, bacterial, or fungal in nature. The concern for this issue is that without a strong immune response the infection can spread and progress to life threatening proportions. A normally functioning immune system is typically capable of […]

A Doctor’s Guide on Prescription Treatments for Onychomycosis

by MICHAEL TODD SAPKO MD The days of onychomycosis being considered simply a cosmetic problem are over. Nail fungus is certainly unpleasing to the eye but it can be much more than that. The emotional and social impact of onychomycosis can be significant. Those afflicted with onychomycosis avoid public places and social functions. They avoid […]

What Is Onychomycosis? A Doctor Gives a Detailed Overview

Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the fingernails or toenails. This unwieldy medical term can be divided into onycho-, which refers to nails and –mycosis, which is a fungal infection. This condition is responsible for about one third of all fungal skin infections. Half of all diseases of the fingernails and toenails are diagnosed as […]

Proximal Subungual Onychomycosis (Nail Fungus)

Proximal subungual onychomycosis is the least common onychomycosis in healthy persons though it occurs fairly often in immunocompromised individuals. One of the more unique features of proximal subungual onychomycosis is that the fungus invades the nail at the cuticle and becomes intimately associated with the nail bed. The disease moves along with the growing nail […]