Treating onychomycosis.

  title={Treating onychomycosis.},
  author={Phillip T Rodgers and Markus Bassler},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={663-72, 677-8}
Onychomycosis accounts for one third of fungal skin infections. Because only about one half of nail dystrophies are caused by fungus, the diagnosis should be confirmed by potassium hydroxide preparation, culture or histology before treatment is started. Newer, more effective antifungal agents have made treating onychomycosis easier. Terbinafine and itraconazole are the therapeutic agents of choice. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not labeled fluconazole for the treatment of… CONTINUE READING