I have mentioned many times that all scientific tests and trials show that terbinafine is still the top dog when it comes to antifungals, more effective than older substances such as griseofulvin and also contemporary ones like amorolfine. There are however no official topical terbinafine treatments for nail fungus, the one I have described earlier with Lamisil once applied directly on the filed-down nail is my own idea and may or may not be good for you, one person posted earlier here that his liver tests did show the red flag while he attempted my treatment regimen.
Oral terbinafine in the form of Lamisil pills has in trials been shown to have a 50 percent cure rate which leaves half of us still looking around. I did however come across this interesting article written by Nardo Zaias who apparently have many decades of experience in the field. According to him terbinafine has a delayed effect and a pulsed treatment regimen can be 100 % effective over the course of 12 months.
"With 20 patients, who had their nail bed 100% involved received one week of treatment every month. After approximately one year all patients were cured. This was followed by another set of patients, who also had 100% of their NB involved and who also received one week of treatment every two months."
Further on in the article it says "All patients were cured again in one year. Another set of patients received the same treatment regimen, one week every 3 months, and 95% of them cured after a year. Fatigued but encouraged, the last set of patients received one week of treatment every 4 months, about 50 % were cured. Meaning that the beneficial depot antimycotic effect lasts at least for 3 months. "
The article can be read at http://www.jscimedcentral.com/Dermatology/Articles/dermatology-1-1003.php
For those who read my posts it may seem I am a fierce opponent of alternative medicine, I am not. But when I am to put my mind to something that may take 3-6-12 months, really do everything right I want my chances of success to be as good as possible. And this is not a point that can be discussed really: in order to find out if a drug works you have to T E S T the drug scientifically and double-blind scientific trials are infinitely more reliable than my grandmother's words, my own gut feeling or stories told by friends.