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CurveCorrect and Antifungal Medications

Can I use CurveCorrect and Antifungal Nail Butter at the same time?

Recently, our Medically Guided Shopping Team received a question from a family practice doctor who contacted us regarding her patient who had an ingrown nail and a fungal nail infection (onychomycosis).  Wanting to 'kill two birds with one stone', she asked our staff whether her patient could safely and effectively use both CurveCorrect Ingrown nail Treatment Kit to treat the ingrown nail, and Natural Antifungal Nail Butter to treat the fungal infection of the toe nail at the same time.  Our answer was no, and here's why.

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CurveCorrect is a small, matchstick size piece of carbon graphite that is glued to the NailEase ingrown nail treatmentbase of the nail.

  • As the nail grows out, the carbon graphite stick exerts a lifting effect on the nail, lifting the edges of the nail up and away from the skin.  CurveCorrect is often effective in treating ingrown nails.

Antifungal Nail Butter is an all-natural topical antifungal used to treat fungal nail infections.

Natural Antifungal Nail Butter

  • Antifungal Nail Butter is unique in that it uses 40% urea to debride away the diseased (fungal) portion of the nail.

Our recommendation to the doctor was that CurveCorrect and Natural Antifungal Nail Butter should not be used together for the following reasons;

  • The CurveCorrect requires a smooth surface to which it can be glued.
  • Antifungal Nail Butter chemically debrides nail and may debride the nail from beneath the CurveCorrect, weakening the brace and rendering it ineffective.

We recommended to the doctor to use CurveCorrect Ingrown Nail Kit with a different topical antifungal.  ClearZal or Terpenicol would be appropriate alternatives.

Jeff

Dr. Jeffrey Oster
Jeffrey A. Oster, DPM

Medical Director
Myfootshop.com

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