Comment traiter l’onychomycose ?

Comment traiter l'onychomycose ?

Comment traiter l’onychomycose ?

Le traitement de l’onychomycose est généralement oral et repose sur l’itraconazole ou la terbinafine.

Qui soigne onychomycose ?

Un médecin peut suggérer l’un ou l’autre des traitements suivants. Antifongique oral (par exemple, l’itraconazole, le fluconazole et la terbinafine).

What is onychomycosis and what causes it?

  • When onychomycosis is caused by dermatophytes, it is called tinea unguium. The term onychomycosis encompasses not only the dermatophytes but the yeasts and saprophytic molds infections as well. An abnormal nail that is not caused by a fungal infection is a type of dystrophic nail.

What is Candidal onychomycosis (tinea unguium)?

  • (Tinea Unguium) Immunocompromised patients and those with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis may have candidal onychomycosis (which is more common on the fingers). Subclinical onychomycosis can also occur in patients with recurrent tinea pedis. Onychomycosis may predispose patients to lower extremity cellulitis.

When is treatment warranted for onychomycosis?

  • Treatment is warranted only if onychomycosis causes complications or troublesome symptoms. If treatment is warranted, consider terbinafine (the most effective treatment) and measures to prevent recurrence (eg, limiting moisture,discarding old shoes, trimming nails short).

What is total dystrophic onychomycosis?

  • Total dystrophic onychomycosis is used to describe end-stage nail disease, although some clinicians consider it a distinct subtype. It may be the end result of any of the four main patterns of onychomycosis. The entire nail unit becomes thick and dystrophic (65).

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