Toenail fungus is an embarrassing problem and many patients are willing to try something new to cure their yellow discolored nails. JUBLIA is a new topical solution that has successfully made a splash in the media and has many patients requesting it.
When talking about curing fungal nails, there are two types of cures, a clinical cure and mycological cure. Clinical cure means that the nail looks clear of fungus, however if a sample of the nail were taken it would reveal the presence of a fungal infection. Mycological cure means that the nail is no longer infected with fungus. Ideally you want both a clinical and mycological cure, however many patients are satisfied with just a clinical cure.
JUBLIA has to be applied every day for 48 weeks and in two separate clinical studies JUBLIA only had a 18%-26% clinical cure rate. It can also cost up to $400 for a 4ml bottle if not covered by insurance, and you would need to buy more than one bottle during the 48 weeks.
There are fewer side effects to using JUBLIA than an oral medication, however the price and cure rates are not impressive and nothing to boast about.
Other treatment options for fungal nails include:
- Oral antifungal medications
- Laser and light therapies
- Nail removal
- Medicated nail polish
- Medicated nail cream
- Natural or home remedies: Vicks VapoRub, snakeroot extract, tea tree oil
If you are concerned about your fungal nails come visit us at Foot & Ankle Doctors, Inc.