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...
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