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Have the nail clippings been sent for fungal screening ?
I am suspected dermatophyte infection of the nail on the basis of the photo and the history that you have provided.
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I would suggest that the nail clippings have to be sent for the fungal study.
I would suggest you should apply Loceryl nail lacquer twice a week for around 3 months to treat the nails.
You should also consider an oral anti fungal tablet like Terbinafine taken twice a day for 7 days of every month for 5 months.
You should also consider intake of Biotin supplements to increase the strength of the nails.
Please note that you would need a prescription for the Terbinafine while the Biotin is available otc.
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