Dr Blake's comment: If you use Lamisil tablets, I recommend 1 week per month for 6 months. This is called pulsing, and definitely safer than daily dosing for 6 months, and very effective for my patients when I use it this way. Also, if the nails are very thick, the Urea Occlusion technique is more effective than removing the nails, or Laser, in getting the nails to a more normal starting point. See the separate post on Urea Occlusion. Please remember that Lamisil is not benign, and can cause serious side effects. So, have a long conversation with your prescribing doctor. I am definitely recommending now that patients consider laser treatments (even though expensive) first before considering Lamisil.
Dr Blake's comment: have your primary care doc order it, and see all the photos on my post. You should be able to do it yourself within reason.
I know that I could follow the examples given in your photos. I would go through a podiatrist but I am not a wealthy man and I am afraid that visits to one of those (if I could even find one out here who was open-minded enough to consider this regimen) would wipe me out financially. I don't have health insurance with my job.
Dr Blake's comment: The nail bed goes 6-7 mm further towards the arch from the cuticle.
Dr Blake's comment: Hope this helps.