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I am 71. Big toe nails on both feet. No other nails seem to be affected. No discharge or itching.
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Monostat? Is it the same as sometimes given for vaginal yeast infections? Does it come in just a regular tube suitable for applying other places on the body. Are there any risks from this fungus if I do not take oral medication and it doesn't clear up entirely? It causes no distress except for minor embarrassment.
Yes, I am using monistat cream as you suggested. I use it twice a day.But I think it is too soon to tell if it is helping.
I did consult my physician. He said, as you did, that topical preparations are not always effective.
I already have had some abnormal liver tests. But he prescribed Lamisil for 3 months, and set me up for monthly liver function tests. I don't know if it makes any difference, but I've adjusted my medication schedule so that I take my dose of Lamisil and my dose of Lipitor 12 hours apart. Of course, I don't know how much time it takes either of the drugs to clear the liver.