Hi everybody, I've been taking Terbinafine now for three weeks (eight week course) for a skin infection but i am yet to see any improvement. Is this normal only i expected to see some signs by now. Just wondering if i should visit the docs again. No side effects for me fortunately after what i've been reading on the group.
Is the Terbinafine topical (a cream) or oral (a pill)?
The pill should work within a week. It is very strong, usually used for nail infections. If you don't see any change after 3 weeks, something is wrong.
The topical cream at 1% is very weak and does not work well. I used it for a month with no change though the doc said I should see results in 1-2 weeks. It's basically as strong as an OTC. I suggest you see a doctor again and request a different cream if you had just the cream--Loprox worked well for me, two months applied twice daily.
Also make sure you follow strict hygiene since re-infection is a risk:
-keep feet dry and clean
-wash feet upon waking up, after exercing, and when coming home/removing shoes (sweat is bad for the infection)
-wash socks separate from other clothing at very high heat (I boil mine with vinegar and water)
-disinfect shoes after wearing (you can check online for ways--I use disinfectant wipes and Sterishoe because I still have severe nail fungus)
-disinfect shower where your feet touch after using
(Bleached mixed with water works best but if you are sensitive to bleach like me, at least use disinfectant wipes)
-wash blankets regularly, especially after you sweat a lot one night
-wear cotton/wool socks at the highest content you can find
-wear breathable, comfy shoes (well-fitting)
-don't wear the same shoes until waiting at least 8 hours, preferably two days (maybe you can have two pairs to switch)
-you can use foot powder in the shoes to help keep them dry
Don't take the pills.
I've taken Terbinafine for 4 weeks and then I lost my sense of taste.
I searched on this site and I noticed that many people have suffered the same problem.
It's awful and takes from 6 to 13 weeks to come back.
So AVOID Terbinafine...
If you have questions you can message me!!
That's my advice!
I had fungus in both groins for several months; just trying to control it with the various creams with no luck. Finally got the Dr. to give me 250 mg Lamisil tablets for 14 days, once a day. After 14 days not quite clear so started another 14 days. That took care of it. Also, I never had any side affects like loss of taste. I am doing most of the suggestions by cae.ly to prevent a relapse of the fungal infection. Been clear for about a month or more now.
I took it for 4 weeks for a finger nail fungus & it didn't do a thing except make me loose my taste. I have been off of Terbinafine for 6 weeks & just beginning to get my taste back. I can taste salty things but not sweet yet and still have the fungus. Going to a dermatologist now for other treatment...
Hi i have been taking terbinafine 250mg for 6 days now i have ringworm on my neck and along my jaw bone it got really lumpy any1 else have same issue..... lumps starting to go down now redness gettin better but stomach is in bits sore bloted and sick. Really sore at times
Hi everyone. I have been taking this drug now for 45 days. It is working on my toenail fungus but I am having diarrhea EVERY SINGLE DAY. And a horrible dull ache in my stomach. Is anyone else experiencing this? What do you do? I take my pill in the morning. Should I take it in the evening ? Help please !
I have ringworm all over face, arms, back, stomach, breast, and hands I have been taling Terbinafine pills for about 5 days along with doing prescription cream and other home remedies prior to starting the pill. Does anyone know if the pill bring out more ringworm? I have noticed more surfacing since I started the pill. Ichange bedding daily, only use towel and wash cloth once, as well as clothing. Help this is a nightmare.
I have only taken 6 pills out of 14 and I have more spots, but my dermatologist back in June 2017 wasn't sure if it was ringworm. She put me on ketoconazole cream which would clear one spot up and then another spot would slowly appear. I didn't go back to see her, but refilled the prescription. Then I went to see my primary and showed her the spots (only two of them) and she wasn't sure it was ringworm either and prescribed 2 more refills of ketoconazole cream. I decided I was tired of putting cream on since June of last year and called and asked for terbinafine oral. Now I have 10 or more spots, what the heck? I see my primary again Jan 23, 2018 and maybe they will do a scape and make sure this is ringworm and go from there. I'll let you all know next week.
Hi, I have had a fungal infection on my big toe since 2015 which is so gross and sore! I’ve been using terbafine for 8 weeks (!!!!) now, and see NO difference in my nail. Haven’t had any of the side effects except super dry, itchy skin that I’ve never had before. Still carrying on with the faint hope it’ll clear it before summer. I want to wear flip flops on my holidays! 😂