As a dermatologist I treat all types of infections. Lamisil (terbinafine, generic) is head and shoulders above all other antifungals! When I treat a fungus in the skin, hair or nails – especially the nails – I alway prescribe Lamisil for all types of fungus problems (but not for yeast). The reason is that it LOVES keratin.
Keratin is the protein that remains in the dead and dying skin cells that provide the protective “barrier” layer of the skin. This “barrier” layer keeps the bad things out, like infections, and the good things in, like nutrients. Hair and nails are composed of compact keratin, the same chemically as this “barrier” layer.
HERE IS WHY I LOVE LAMISIL: it gets incorporated into dead keratin and keeps on killing fungus until the “barrier” layer is shed from the skin, or until the hair/nail is cut/trimmed.
This means that HARD WORKING LAMISIL is still working for a long time after taking the last pill – about three weeks in skin and up to two years in hair and hails. I really like that! Especially for treating fungal nails.
Now trial attorneys also really like Lamisil. You may have heard their solicitation on TV to sue doctors for liver damage. However, this is due to prolonged use without breaks or liver monitoring.
Because this drug is so enduringly effective, as discussed above especially for nail disease, I can give it for 2-4 weeks and then take a 2-3 month break, then give another short booster dose, etc. That way the liver is able to rest, and I rarely have to do liver testing. Takes patience, the nail gradually clears from its base, and we have a lot of success – safely!
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