Background: Onychomycosis is the most common nail disease and can affect both fingernails and toenails. When possible, topical treatment is generally preferred both by patients and physicians because it is associated with lower risk of systemic side effects and drug interactions than oral antifungals, avoiding laboratory monitoring. Objective: The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy, tolerability, and patient's compliance of a new topical antifungal containing vitamin E and essential oils of lime, oregano, and tea tree. Patients and methods: We enrolled 20 patients with mild-moderate distal subungual onychomycosis due to dermatophytes or non-dermatophyte molds. The product was applied once daily on the periungual tissues and on the nail plate for 6 months. Follow-up without therapy continued for another 6 months in order to evaluate the product's effect maintenance. Periodic evaluation of treatment efficacy was performed by standardized photography and mycological examination (KOH + culture) of the target nail at baseline (T0), after 3 months (T1) and 6 months (T2) of therapy, and after 6 months of follow-up (T3). Results: At the end of the 12-month study, the majority of patients achieved a complete cure of onychomycosis (78.5%). All patients were very satisfied by the treatment. No side effects were recorded. Conclusions: The results of our study indicate that this new topical antifungal containing vitamin E and essential oils of lime, oregano, and tea tree is an effective and safe option for topical therapy of onychomycosis. This topical antifungal nail oil restructures the nail appearance, improving patient's adherence to therapy and reducing the risk of relapses, maintaining results over time. Keywords: Lime oil; Onychomycosis; Oregano oil; Tea tree oil; Tocopherol acetate; Topical therapy.

Clinical and Instrumental Objective Evidence of the Efficacy of a New Water-Based Nail-Strengthening Solution Containing Pistacia lentiscus and Hyaluronic Acid Applied for Up to 6 Months to Improve the Appearance of Weak, Brittle Nails

Piraccini BM;Alessandrini A;Brandi N;Bruni F;Starace M.
2020

Abstract

Background: Onychomycosis is the most common nail disease and can affect both fingernails and toenails. When possible, topical treatment is generally preferred both by patients and physicians because it is associated with lower risk of systemic side effects and drug interactions than oral antifungals, avoiding laboratory monitoring. Objective: The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy, tolerability, and patient's compliance of a new topical antifungal containing vitamin E and essential oils of lime, oregano, and tea tree. Patients and methods: We enrolled 20 patients with mild-moderate distal subungual onychomycosis due to dermatophytes or non-dermatophyte molds. The product was applied once daily on the periungual tissues and on the nail plate for 6 months. Follow-up without therapy continued for another 6 months in order to evaluate the product's effect maintenance. Periodic evaluation of treatment efficacy was performed by standardized photography and mycological examination (KOH + culture) of the target nail at baseline (T0), after 3 months (T1) and 6 months (T2) of therapy, and after 6 months of follow-up (T3). Results: At the end of the 12-month study, the majority of patients achieved a complete cure of onychomycosis (78.5%). All patients were very satisfied by the treatment. No side effects were recorded. Conclusions: The results of our study indicate that this new topical antifungal containing vitamin E and essential oils of lime, oregano, and tea tree is an effective and safe option for topical therapy of onychomycosis. This topical antifungal nail oil restructures the nail appearance, improving patient's adherence to therapy and reducing the risk of relapses, maintaining results over time. Keywords: Lime oil; Onychomycosis; Oregano oil; Tea tree oil; Tocopherol acetate; Topical therapy.
DERMATOLOGIC THERAPY
Piraccini BM, Granger C, Alessandrini A, Brandi N, Bruni F, Mandel VD, Pellacani G, Starace M.
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