Terbinafine For Tinea Infections

Fungal infections, also known as tinea or dermatophyte infections, are a common problem seen in a dermatology practice. Tinea commonly affects the feet, groin, body, scalp and nails. Although many cases of tinea are treated with topical anti-fungals, tinea infection of hair-bearing areas or of nails require oral anti-fungals. In adults, this is commonly terbinafine,… Read More

New Topical Therapies for Onychomycosis

For more than 15 years the only available topical therapy for onychomycosis was ciclopirox, which offered rather low cure rates. In 2014 two new topical agents were approved: eficonazole (Jublia) and tavaborole (Kerydin). Ciclopirox Ciclopirox, available as an 8% nail lacquer, is indicated for treatment of mild to moderate onychomycosis. It is available as an… Read More