Traumatized or Diseased Nails

Although surgical excision is the most popular method for removing nails, the use of concentrated urea plasters applied under occlusion may be superior. The use of urea plasters has inherent advantages – they are inexpensive, several nails can be treated in one session, and the procedure is essentially painless. Various synergistic combinations and topical medications with penetrant enhancers can be compounded for antifungal therapy. Topical medications usually have a lower adverse drug-reaction profile than systemic medications.

Cutis. 1980 Jun;25(6):609-12
Cutis. 1980 Apr;25(4):397, 405
JAMA 1979 Apr 13;241(15):1559, 1563
Clin Exp Dermatol 1982 May;7(3):273-6

Yemi Omilana