What is Scholl Fungal Nail Treatment?
Scholl Fungal Nail Treatment is a once a week treatment for fungal nail infections. It treats your infection and keeps it from spreading, letting the infection grow out so a healthy nail can grow in its place. This once-weekly treatment is perfect for those who don’t have time to treat their infection every day.
What are fungal nail infections?
Fungal nail infections happen when the natural fungi that live on your skin are given the perfect conditions in which to thrive. These fungi thrive in warm, moist conditions, meaning that sweaty socks or gym shoes are the perfect places for fungal nail infections to start. When you have a fungal nail infection you may notice that your nail becomes discoloured, brittle, and may break off completely if left untreated.
How will this product treat my fungal nail infection?
The nail lacquer included in your Scholl Fungal Nail Treatment contains the active ingredient amorolfine. Amorolfine is an antifungal ingredient, which means that it kills the fungi that cause fungal infections. This treats your infection at its source and keeps it from spreading to other nails.
Can I use this product if I have diabetes?
If you have diabetes or suffer from poor circulation in your hands and feet you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product. They will help you to be sure that this product is safe for you to use.
Can I use this product if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this or any other medication. Some medicines may not be suitable for you or your baby at this time, and a medical professional can recommend the best possible product for you.
Can I use this product if I’m taking other medication?
Scholl Fungal Nail Treatment can be used at the same time as other medications without interference. However, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product if you are using any other medication, especially nail treatments.
Can I wear nail polish while I’m using this product?
You shouldn’t wear nail polish or false nails while you’re treating your fungal nail infection with this product. This can interfere with your treatment and can spread the infection further.
How to use Scholl Fungal Nail Treatment
Use Scholl Fungal Nail Treatment to treat your fungal nail infection until it’s grown out and a healthy nail has grown in its place. For fingernails, this will take an average of 6 months, for toenails this will take n average of 9 – 12 months. To treat your nail, follow these steps:
- Before using this product for the first time, file down the infected areas of your nail using the nail files provided, taking care to protect any healthy nail in the process. Do not allow anyone else to use your nail file, as this can spread the infection.
- Use the swabs provided to clean the surface of your nail, this will remove any lacquer you’ve used earlier. Keep hold of the swab to clean the applicator after you’ve used it.
- Apply the lacquer evenly over the entire surface of the nail using one of the reusable applicators.
- Clean your reusable applicator with the swab you used to clean the surface of your nail earlier. Be sure to do this after every application to avoid the spread of infection.
Why do I need to answer questions before I can buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Scholl Fungal Nail Treatment, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist 4 U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that this product is the best choice for you.
When should this treatment not be used?
Scholl Fungal Nail Treatment is not suitable for children under the age of 18. Do not use this product if you are allergic to amorolfine or any of the other listed ingredients. For external use only, avoid contact with eyes, ears, or mucous membranes such as the inside of the mouth or nose. Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product if you:
- Have diabetes
- Are being treated because you have a weak immune system
- Have poor circulation in your hands or feet
- Have a severely damaged or infected nail
Does this product have any side effects?
Like all medications, Scholl Fungal Nail Treatment can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include:
- Discolouration in the nail
- Brittle nail
- Broken nail
- Burning sensation in the area around the nail
- Allergic skin reaction, contact dermatitis
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 30 degrees and protects from heat. Store in original packaging and do not use if the expiry date printed on the packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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Active Ingredient: 5% w/v Amorolfine in the form of Hydrochloride.
Also contains: Eudragit RL 100, Triacetin, Butyl acetate, Etyl acetate and Ethanol.
How to Treat Your Fungal Nail Infection
You don’t spend a whole lot of time examining your nails but you have to admit that something’s up.
It’s looking a little bit yellow and, if you’re completely honest with yourself, it smells a bit funky.
Looks like you could have a fungal nail infection, but what does that actually mean? Let’s take a look at that nail fungus and what you can do to treat it.
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