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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for nail fungus

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

(Lamisil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
37
Tried for
nail fungus (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Loprox)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
nail fungus (2)

Data from patients with nail fungus, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
nail fungus (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Loprox)
Perceived effectiveness
for nail fungus (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
nail fungus (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with nail fungus, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has nail fungus on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 52 say nail fungus is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 6
30s 9
40s 18
50s 48
60s 40
70+ 21

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 65
Female 77

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