Variety of skin diseases, pathogens which are pathogenic fungi respond well to medical treatment with drugs from the class of fungicides. Areas affected by fungus feet, nails, scalp treated with ointment “Lamisil”, whose main component is terbinafine. This drug has the property to suppress the synthesis of sterol in fungal cells, resulting in a short time the cells die.
The ointment is applied to the affected area and surrounding areas with a thin layer, then gently rubbed into the skin. This procedure is carried out 1-2 times a day. The treatment with Lamisil averages from 2 to 4 weeks. The effect of the application of the ointment should appear in the first two weeks of treatment, if it is not, it should cease to use the drug and pick means more aggressive with respect to the pathogen of the disease.
Improving the condition in the first week of application od Lamisil should not be cause for completion of therapy: its early termination can cause recurrence of the disease. Lamisil enhances the effect of the additional antifungal treatment. Terbinafine has slightly toxic effects on the liver, so patients with severe hepatic impairment, the drug is prescribed with caution. When symptoms like jaundice, dark urine, loss of appetite, nausea, Lamisil is advisable to discontinue use. You can’t allow the ointment on mucous nose, mouth, eyes, etc. Ointment application Lamisil is prescribed as adult patients and children starting from the age of two.
In recent years, accumulated material on the successful use in the treatment of microsporia with Lamisil. When microsporia scalp appointed – use Lamisil tablets. The dose is calculated from the weight of the child. Adult daily dose of 250 mg. Duration of treatment is 4-6 weeks. If necessary, the duration of treatment may be increased.