Nail fungus

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What is nail fungus?

An infection of nail fungus may begin as a white/yellow discoloration under the nail. As the nail fungus spreads deeper into your nail, it may cause your nail to thicken and become brittle at the edges. The infection may cause pain or tenderness to the site.

Common symptoms reported by people with nail fungus

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with nail fungus

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lamisil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
nail fungus (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Jublia)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
nail fungus (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Loprox)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
nail fungus (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (1) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (2)

Data from patients with nail fungus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with nail fungus

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lamisil)
Perceived effectiveness
for nail fungus (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Chest pain Heart rate increased 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
nail fungus (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Jublia)
Perceived effectiveness
for nail fungus (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
nail fungus (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Forgetfulness Problems concentrating
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Loprox)
Perceived effectiveness
for nail fungus (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
nail fungus (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Bruxism (teeth grinding) Dizziness 1 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Decreased sex drive (libido) Weight gain
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Drugged feeling
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Brain zaps Bruxism (teeth grinding) 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with nail fungus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has nail fungus on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 1
30s 11
40s 17
50s 40
60s 33
70+ 8
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 8
40-49 years 19
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

53% Female
47% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 47
Not Diagnosed 13

These charts show data from nail fungus patients who have completed their condition history
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