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Ive had a fungal toenail infection for probably 2-3yrs now. i first noticed it because i was treating athletes foot and then the infection must have spread to the nail. i went to a foot doctor (whatever there called) and took the pain of her slicing of my nail (which was one of the worst pains iv ever had) feels like someone is cutting nerves in your toe. i then bought lamisil and have been treating it with that for about 2yrs and it has not helped one bit. done a bit of research on the web and saw that you can get antifungal drugs to help treat the nail disorder, so went to my GP who prescribed me with more lamisil to treat it. its not that im embarrassed about my toenail because its only one of my small nails, its just that i dont like the thought of having a fungus growing on me! has anyone had any positive results from antifungal drugs at all? ive read they can have serious side effects for your liver/heart/kidneys, is any of this true?

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    Hi There - Don't waste your time or money on the paints - they are a real pain to use & they rarely work. My Husband had horrendous toenails for several years - thick, yellow, split, concave - just a sad horrid sight. He wouldn't be caught barefoot or in a pair of sandals - which is really sad as we live by the shore. I finally got him to go to a Foot Dr. - Podiatrist. This Dr. took a scraping of the nail & skin & sent it off to the lab(in order for our health insurance to pay for the prescription). Yes you must have to have bloodwork done (a must as side affects say it can affect the liver) before the Dr. could prescribe this medication. Yes, it was indeed a nail fungus. He was then prescribed "Lamisil tablets" to be taken orally once a day for 3 months. Quite honestly I NEVER would have believed that his scarey feet could have possibly been cured but it was totally AMAZING. First the new healthy (flat) nail slowly started to grow in as the old crusty stuff was clipped away. Also the skin (from athelete's foot)on the bottom of his feet became nice & soft - I wouldn't mind giving him a foot rub now!! All told it took about 5 months, but it was like a miracle. Now he goes barefoot at the beach & is happy to buy new sandals and show off his "NORMAL" feet. Hallaluyah!!!! Lamisil does work. It also comes in generic pills now.

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    I have a serious liver problem and will require a liver transplant in the near future. And I also had the uglyest big toe nail I have ever seen, it was infected with a fungus. All of the doctors I have seen over the years have said do not use lamisil pill form. It can and will make a sick liver a lot worse. When I went to foot doctor he ended up removing it surgicaly and treated the nail bed with topical anti fungal meds. Today you can hardly even tell there was a problem but the tratmentlasted for 18 months and was expensive. If I had to do it sgsin I would. Hope that helps.

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    here is the problem in the UK

    Dermatology is NOT ON THE CORE CURRICULUM in many medical schools - it is a voluntary subject - poorly taught and often missed out altogether

    So your GP may be not too hot on skin problems

    terbinefine tablets are powerful but can have side effects on the liver - monitoring is essential

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    Hi,

    I would not use drugs for fungus as much as I can, yes of course they hurt kidneys... I used yoffee clear fungal nail treatment for 3 months and it disappeared. Was recommended by my podiatrist. Luckly I had the infection only of 2 toe fingers.

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    Have you tried Tea Tree Oil, or, soaking your finger in vingar and mouthwash  (use white mouthwash or you'll have a green finger) for about an hour for several days to see if you can kill the fungus?
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