Question: Around the side of
my left foot and big toe nail is covered with fungus. It itches so
badly that at times I scratch until it is sore, it even felt like
something is crawling under the skin. Also I lost my nail as a result
of that. I went to the doctor for it and he gave me some tablets to
take for six weeks. It did clear up but came back after a while, the
name of the tablet I can't remember, the only thing I can remember
it started with g. Please recommend something for me that will work.
Thanks in advance I await your reply. Beverley,
Answer: Dear Beverley,
When treating foot fungus it is
important that you follow the treatment for 6 straigh weeks without
missing a dose. It takes that long for your skin to grow and replace
Foot fungus is usually treated
with antifungal medications that can be found over the counter. If
you've been taking an oral medication, it may be a good idea to also
start applying an antifungal cream on the affected area.
Also, try to keep your feet always
dry and wear shoes that will allow the foot to breath. It may take
up to 6 months for a new nail to grow.