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Has your doctor diagnosed your chalky, thickened, and cracked fingernails or toenails as distal subungual onychomycosis? There is no need to panic…you have a fungal infection most commonly caused by Trichophyton rubrum. Fungal nail infections tend to grow slowly and may go unnoticed for a time. Some people try to wait out the fungi and this can result in unsightly fingers or toes as your nails change color and split or crumble and the infection can spread.
Jublia Topical Solution is a triazole medicine applied on, around , and under the nail and has proven to be very effective. Fighting fungal nail infections can be a long process that you must stick to or the infection could start up again.
When applied onto the affected nail(s) as directed, the active ingredient called Efinaconazole will be absorbed into your cells and then work to block the production of a compound in the fungal cell walls called ergosterol. This is an essential component of fungal cell membranes and without it the cell walls cannot stop the contents from leaking out and unwanted substances seeping in. The fungi are unable to grow and multiply so their numbers decrease.
Fungi thrive in warm, moist areas such as skin folds and deep creases, groin, or in between your toes. Our body is already home to many different types of bacteria and fungi and are pretty harmless for the most part. But if something happens that can cause a spike in their population, such as something that impairs our immune system, an infection is likely.
Those with an increased risk of an infection include diabetics, older women (perhaps due to low estrogen levels), and people with peripheral vascular disease. As the popularity of pampering yourself with a pedicure, manicure, or wearing artificial acrylic nails has increased, so has the risk of a fungal infection. Be certain the salon you choose has impeccable hygiene when it comes to the tools of their trade.
Ask your doctor about any risks involved with using Jublia Topical Solution if you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant, or are breast feeding. Discuss other medical conditions or allergies with your doctor and list any OTC or Rx drugs you take or use regularly, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements so it can be determined if Jublia Topical Solution is right for you.
Jublia Topical Solution must be applied as directed for the entire treatment period indicated by your doctor in order to be certain the infection has cleared. Keep this out of children’s reach and away from heat or flames and do not share with anyone else. You should not apply regular nail polish on affected nails without talking to your doctor first.