Curanail 5% Nail Lacquer Amorolfine Treatment - 2 x 3ml Pack (6 Months)
Curanail contains the active ingredient amorolfine, an effective antifungal agent previously only available on prescription. Curanail kills a wide range of different fungi that can cause nail infections. This means that, for the majority of sufferers, Curanail can actually cure the infection. In addition, Curanail comes in the form of a nail lacquer (like a nail varnish), which only needs to be applied once a week. This combination of effectiveness and convenience makes Curanail a first choice over the counter treatment for mild fungal nail infection.Each Curanail pack contains3ml bottle (approximately 3 months supply) of lacquerReusable applicatorsHow effective is Curanail?Amorolfine nail lacquer is an effective treatment that has been shown to clear 85% of fungal infections of the fingernails and 76% of toenail infections (defined as clinical cure plus improvement) with 6 months treatment. Treatment for a fingernail infection is expected to take 6 months (the time for a new nail to re-grow) and about 9-12 months for an infection of the toenail.Who can use Curanail?You can use Curanail to treat a mild fungal nail infection ifYou are aged over 18You have a mild infectionInfection affects up to two nailsWho cannot use Curanail?Curanail should not be used byThose aged under 18Women who are pregnant or breastfeedingAnyone who has ever suffered an allergic reaction to amorolfine or any of the other ingredients in CuranailThose with severe nail infectionsThose with an infection affecting more than two nailsIf these apply to you, you should see a doctor or podiatrist. People with diabetes, a weak immune system or poor blood circulation should check with their doctor or pharmacist before using Curanail. Curanail comes in a pack containing a small bottle of lacquer, cleansing swabs, reusable applicators and nail files. Nails should be treated once a week.Curanail involves a simple 3 step processStep 1 Prepare the nail. Using a new file, gently file down the infected areas of nail, including the nail surface. Protect any healthy nails while you are doing this so that you dont spread the infection.Caution Do not use the same nail file for infected nails and healthy nails, as this could spread the infection as well. To prevent the spread of infection take care that no one else uses the files from your kit.Step 2 Clean the nail. Use one of the swabs provided to clean the nail surface. Do not throw the swab away as you will need it later to clean the applicator.Step 3 Treat the nail. Dip one of the re-usable applicators into the bottle of nail lacquer. The lacquer must not be wiped off on the edge of the bottle before it is applied. Apply the nail lacquer evenly over the entire surface of the nail. Let the treated nail(s) dry for approximately 3 minutes.Treatment of mild fungal nail infections may take time, because the nail has to grow out before the infection is completely cured. For this reason, it is very important that you continue to use Curanail once weekly until the infection has cleared and a healthy nail has grown back. This takes about 6 months for fingernails and around 9-12 months for toenails.Some tips to help you stick to the treatmentMaking use of the nail templates which will be provided in the pack along with Curanail. These are drawings of nails for you to fill in to help you chart your progress and draw attention to even the small changes in nail condition.Using a diary card which you can print off from this websitePicking a day to always apply treatment and trying to build it into a routine - for example, following a regular sporting activity or after bathingPutting a reminder in your diary to see a healthcare professional (e.g. pharmacist, doctor or podiatrist) every 3 months for a treatment review. This will be vital to monitor your progress and check that Curanail is working for you.Curanail Treatment ProgressYour Questions AnsweredQ. Ive seen a picture of a fungal nail infection but Im still not sure if that is what Im suffering from. Any tips?A. Fungal nail infections can be identified by certain key signs. Some of these includeWhite, yellow or brown discolourationThickening of the nailBuild-up of debris under the nailScalinessDistorted shapeBrittlenessIf you suspect you have a fungal nail infection, your local pharmacist can help confirm the condition and also help with treatment advice. Q. I regularly use my local gym and have started to wear flip flops in the communal changing rooms to stop me getting athletes foot and verrucas. Will that stop me from getting fungal nail infections too?A. Hot and humid communal areas are a breeding ground for infections of the feet and nails. Wearing flip flops will certainly reduce the chances of catching and spreading these infections, including fungal nail infections.Q. I read somewhere that if youve got athletes foot then you are more susceptible to developing a fungal nail infection. Is there any truth in this?A. This is absolutely true. Over 90% of fungal nail infections are caused by the same fungus that is responsible for athletes foot, so its important to treat athletes foot as early as possible to minimise the likelihood of it infecting the nails.Q. My 16 year old son has got what appears to be a fungal nail infection. Can he use Curanail?A. Curanail can only be used by people aged 18 and over, but thats not to say he cant get treatment for it. He just needs to go to his surgery so his GP can check it out and prescribe something appropriate.Q. Ive got two infected toes on one foot and one infected toe on the other foot. Can I still use Curanail?A. No, as it can only be used on a maximum of 2 nails in total (not per foot). Treatment is still available but you need to go to the doctor for that.Q. Im diabetic and generally have to keep an eye on my feet as diabetes makes me prone to infections. Ive noticed recently though that the nail on my big toe has got slightly discoloured. Can I treat it with Curanail?A. Its good that youre keeping a close watch on your feet. However, Curanail cant be sold over the counter to diabetics. You should go back to your doctor or diabetic nurse to get it checked out. If it is a fungal nail infection the doctor will be able to prescribe something for it.Q. Im using Curanail at the moment but have been told Ill need to use it once a week for at least the next 6 months. Any tips on keeping up with the treatment? I can see myself forgetting to use it.A. Dont worry, youre not alone. The reason Curanail treatment is so long is that it takes around 6 months for fingernails and 9-12 months for toenails to grow out and replace the infected ones. But its important to stick to the treatment, especially in the first 3 months when improvement may not be so visible. The once weekly application should help. Other tips includePicking the same day each week when you always apply the treatmentTrying to build it into a routine, for example, after a bath, shower or following a regular sport activityUsing the nail templates in the Curanail packs to help you monitor improvements and give you encouragementUsing the Curanail Patient Diary CardQ. My fingernail looks like it could have a fungal nail infection. Can I use Curanail for it?A. Yes, Curanail can be used for mild fungal nail infections of both finger nails and toe nails. Toe nail infections are generally more common than finger nail infections (7 times more common). Nevertheless, Curanail works equally well in both and the good news is that treatment times for finger nails tend to be shorter than for toe nails (around 6 months compared with 9-12 months for toe nails) as they grow more quickly and so the infection grows out sooner.Before using Curanail, you should read the information leaflet (included inside the pack) carefully and familiarise yourself with the contents. Speak to your pharmacist if you have any questions.
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