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6 Nail Fungus Facts You Should Know

2. Some Treatments Aren’t Effective

Healthline.com notes that many over-the-counter remedies for nail fungus aren’t very effective, and that you will probably have to turn to your doctor for more reliable results. Doctors typically prescribe terbinafine (Lamisil), itraconazole (Sporanox), fluconazole (Diflucan), or griseofulvin (Gris-Peg), according to the source.

As well as oral medications, there are antifungal nail lacquers that can be brushed directly onto the affected nails. These treatments can be effective, but they can also take several months to yield results, adds the source.

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