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Sporanox and Lamisil Anti-Fungal Pills are a short-term fix


Sporanox and Lamisil Fungal Nail Pills Are A Short Term Fix

Sporanox and Lamisil Fungal Pills are among the newest advancements in the treatment of nail fungus. Both Lamilisl Pills and Sporanox Pills have been on the market for years and have become a consideration when deciding to treat fungus. The only question is how long do they work for and are they worth the money and health risk's.

Lamisil and Sporonox Pills Lamisil and Sporanox Pills treat fungus by sitting in the nail root, also known as the matrix, and clearing the fungus in the matrix. The nail matrix is where nail matter is produced and as the fungus in the nail matrix is cleared the new nail grows out fungus free. Lamisil and Sporoanox Pills will only temporarily clear the matrix of the nail. The shortcoming for this treatment is after treatment, when the nails are once again suseptable to getting fungus. In other words as soon as the Lamisil or Sporanox medication leaves  your system and the nail matrix, the fungus returns.

Lamisil and Sporanox Fungal Pills: How They Work

  1. Begin Eating Pill
  2. Pills Enters System
  3. Pills Sits in Nail Matrix and Clears Matrix
  4. Nail Begins to Grow Out Clear
  5. Some of Medication is Cleared Through Liver
  6. Medication Leaves System
  7. Fungus May Return to Unprotected Nail and Matrix

Problems with Anti-Fungal Pills

  1. Very Expensive - Cost about $800, may be covered by insurance 
  2. Damage Liver - Perscription is often accompanied by frequent blood tests to ensure that the liver is safe. Doctors recommend that patients do not consume Alcohol or smoke when taking pills
  3. High Chance that Fungus will Return - After treatment the nail matrix is suseptable to contract fungus again

Two new advances in the treatment of nail fungus are nail laser therapy and advanced nail lacquers. Both of these treatments have had excellent outcomes and do not have the risks of liver irritation or damage associated with the fungal pills. The best option we have found is combining the nail laser and lacquer together.

Advantages of Nail Laser:

  • No pain: In office procedure
  • Clears Fungus: Treats both Nail and Matrix to
  • Quick Treatmet: Only One or Two Treatments
  • Does not harm body: liver stays intact

Advantages of Nail Lacquer:

  • No pain 
  • Fairly Inexpensive; Should not cost more than $30 for treatment  
  • Treats both Nail and Matrix 
  • No side effects  
  • Continued Nail protection:Apply lacquer once a week to prevent fungus from returning

The Doctors Recommendation

What I believe is the best treatment option is simple. Use either the pill, if your insurance will cover the costs and and you are okay with the risks of liver irritation. Or use the laser if you can afford it as insurance does not cover it. Whichever treatment option you prefer, make sure to combine a nail lacquer with the treatment and when the nail is clear, use an Anti-fungal nail lacquer that can offer long term protection to prevent the nail from getting re-infected.

Nail lacquer PediMDPediMD Antifungal Nail Treatment System has been designed for this specific purpose. It is an excellent treatment system for nail fungus and can also be combined with anti-fungal pills or fungus laser treatment. PediMD offers a second attack to the nail fungus. The best part is that the nail lacquer helps protect the nail while taking the pills or during laser treatment.

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Ultimate Anti-Fungal Approach: Combining Laser and Lacquer


This article has some great information. I was debating whether to use the pill or the laser treatment. I started using the pills, and I am now thinking to combine it with a lacquer from PediMD.
Posted @ Thursday, March 17, 2011 9:43 PM by Daniel
I think it would be wise to consider the PediMD as a nail protection system after laser therapy. It will help to use the lacquer during recovery period and then as a protective tool to prevent fungus return.
Posted @ Friday, March 18, 2011 5:17 PM by Bob Baravarian
My husband was diagnosed with Histoplasmosis in January. Insurance will no longer pay for the rest of the year for his Spranox. Our cost is gonna be $700.00 per mo. This is a necessity and we cannot afford it. What to do???? Trying to research buying internationally, however having no luck.....Any suggestions?????
Posted @ Friday, May 13, 2011 9:14 AM by Ida
Sorry...mispelled. It is Sporanox aka Itraconozole. He has to take 4 per day until at least end of December. 
Posted @ Friday, May 13, 2011 9:16 AM by Ida
My cure - Lamisil, thyroid supplements, iodine and zinc. Please read entire post.  
I spent more than a year of my life trying to get rid of toe nail fungus. I tried every natural remedy you can think of until I finally gave in and went on lamisil.  
What I learned is if you have toe nail fungus it is probably systemic. A lot of the remedies for systemic fungus were working but the die off symptoms are terrible and I was just too undisciplined to battle it consistantly. I can’t believe how wonderful I feel after getting rid of the fungus. I know lamisil can hurt your liver so I really didn't want to do it but I was pretty sick with it so I feel I did the right thing.  
I am very concerned that it will come back. Now here is the interesting thing. For another reason, my doctor put me on a natural thyroid supplement containing kelp (iodine) and I really felt better. Then I read a doctor remark that iodine kills systemic fungus and that he often sees systemic fungus in people that are iodine deficient. In addition, he said that zinc helps to activate iodine in the body. Where I live the water is notoriously deficient in zinc – that is why so many people around here have dandruff.  
So, I take my supplement, I’ve added zinc and I bought drugstore iodine to put on my toes. The lamisil had cleared up my toes but it was starting to come back. Since incorporating the supplements, iodine on my toes and the zinc it has gone away again.  
There is no way I want to live with systemic fungus again – it was a terrible cycle of feeling bad, cravings and annoying symptoms like bad digestion, sinus problems, tinious and toe nail fungus. I feel like I’m still learning but logically, the body shouldn’t get over-run with fungus so I feel it must be a nutrition problem. I entitled this My Cure - I don't really know if I am cured but the fungus hasn't come back so far.  
If any of this helps anyone I will be very happy. Good luck.  
PS I have incorporated baking soda in my baths, washing my hands, house cleaning and in washing fruit and vegetables – fungus doesn’t like the higher pH of the soda.
Posted @ Saturday, May 28, 2011 6:24 PM by info
Congratulations on curing your fungal infection. One of the major shortcomings that doctors find with Sporanox or Lamisil treatment is a high rate of reinfection after the fungus has cleared. Systemic Fungus is an issue in about 25% of toenail fungus cases treated with Lamisil and Sporanox Anti-fungal pills.  
You have done a great deal of research regarding the supplements that you are taking. I would advise you that taking Iodine and Zinc supplements regularly can be toxic to the body.  
Using baking soda is an innovative way to try to prevent fungus. Home remedies are not designed to properly treat fungus and baking soda will not guarantee that the the fungus does not return.  
I believe that the next step in your "cure" should be to maintain healthy feet, prevent future fungal infections, and promote the growth of strong fungus free toenails.  
You can accomplish all of the above by applying the PediMD Nail Treatment System twice a week and pairing it with PediMD Moisturizing Foot Cream. The active ingredient, Clotrimazole 1%, will prevent future infections from forming under the nail bed. The multiple natural oils and extracts will treat the skin around the nail and ensure that a healthy nail continues to grow from the matrix.  
I am confident that by following these steps that you can effectively keep fungus away while maintaining a healthy body.  
Good luck with the treatment. Feel free to contact us with any other questions and concerns.  
-Dr. Bob Baravarian  
Posted @ Thursday, June 02, 2011 3:46 PM by HubSpot User Default
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