What is Curanail 5% Nail Lacquer Amorolfine Treatment?
As the name suggests, Curanail is a cure for toe fungus. It is specifically used in the treatment of mild to moderate fungal infections effecting toe nails (and finger naila). Each pack of Curanail contains 3ml of nail lacquer, which can be applied in exactly the same way as nail varnish and has been clinically proven to penetrate the infected nail.
Curanail’s active ingredient is amorolfine. Until recently amorolfine was only available on prescription; it is a powerful remedy used to attack the fungus living inside the nail. In conjunction with the lacquer, you will need to use a nail file to file away dead parts of the nail, as well as reusable applicators (which are included in the pack) and cleansing swabs.
But does Curanail work and is it the best treatment for toenail fungus? Read my Curanail review to find out my verdict.
Curanail Review - Does it work?
I can’t really remember when I first noticed that my big toenail was becoming discoloured, but I do remember that I lived with the fungal nail infection for at least two years before I did anything about it; in this time it became gradually more severe, eventually spreading to the neighbouring toenail as well. There was no pain involved and it seemed like more of a hassle to go to the doctor than simply to live with it. Eventually though, when it was obvious that it was not going to go away on its own, I gave in and went to my GP to find the best nail fungus treatment.
A brownish, yellowy colour covered the entire surface of my big toenail, which had become brittle and flaky; it felt like whatever was holding my nail to the skin was crumbling away. The doctor prescribed Curanail. However, if you are certain that you have a fungal nail infection and don’t need a diagnosis, you can buy Curanail over the counter. It's actually much cheaper to buy Curanail online at Amazon than from the chemists or on prescription.
What comes in the box?
Inside the box, you’ll find a 3ml bottle of Curanail 5% Nail Lacquer Treatment which may seem like a tiny amount, but is more than enough to last over a year. The pack also came with swabs and a nail file, which apparently are no longer included; friends of mine have used alcohol wipes or nail varnish remover (acetone) as an alternative for making sure the area is clean before applying the medication. They have also recommended very fine sandpaper to file away the debris of the toenail as it gradually heals. In fact I think this may be more hygienic and efficient than using the same nail files over and over, as there is less risk of keeping the infection alive or spreading it. The enclosed applicator (which does still come inside the pack) works well and is simple to use.
The instructions for Curanail are easy to follow and the accompanying illustrations make the application process extremely clear. I particularly liked the space provided to record the progress of your recovery.
How often do I need to apply Curanail?
If you decide to buy Curanail, you will need to apply it to the nail once a week to effectively treat fungal nail infections. It is important that you apply the solution like a nail varnish regularly and stick with it.
The basic process you will need to follow is as follows:
- File away the dead parts of the nail
- Clean the area with an alcohol wipe
- Apply the Curanail liquid with one of the plastic applicators included in the box (this way you avoid direct contact of the liquid with your skin)
- Leave the solution to dry on the nail for around one minute
- Repeat the process once a week
It really couldn’t be easier and it’s a minimal commitment as far as a cure for toe fungus goes; other brands require a daily application. Another advantage is that Curanail has no horrible odour like some of the alternatives.
How long does Curanail take to work?
You will need patience to see results from Curanail, as it can take up to a year for the fungal infection to entirely clear up if it is on a toenail and a little less time if it is on a fingernail. Fungal nails are notoriously difficult to penetrate and treat.
It took a while to see any results at all, which in the first couple of months I found slightly disheartening; my advice to anyone considering using Curanail to treat a fungal nail infection is to stick with it and be patient. After around 12 weeks, a healthy regrowth from the base of my nail began to appear. It started as a small pink area and got larger and larger as the solution began to work.
After around a year, my nail looks entirely normal and I’m almost certain there is no trace of the fungal infection left. I have to admit to experiencing great satisfaction when I cut the last piece of discoloured, gunky nail away.
Is Curanail the best treatment for fungal nail infections?
I would highly recommend Curanail as it has completely cured my fungal nail infection and I am very happy with the results.
The only downside is the amount of time it takes to work; as I have already stated, it took around a year to get rid of the infection completely. However, because fungal infections are so difficult to really get rid of, there isn’t another product that will do it any quicker.
Because of the relative ease of using the product, the affordability of Curanail and the fact that it gets results, I would say that it is probably the best treatment for toenail fungus on the market.
Pros, Cons and Advice
- My fungal nail infection is completely cured due to the effectiveness of Curanail
- It is quick and easy to apply and dries almost instantly
- You only need to apply it once a week
- There is no noticeable odour to Curanail
- Comes with easy-applicators
- It takes a long time to see results
- Alcohol swabs and nail files are apparently no longer included in the pack, so there will be an added expense (Note: it is critical that you use these alongside Curanail to keep the area clean and avoid spreading the infection further)
- Buy this product online rather than at a chemists or on prescription to save money
- Apply the solution sparingly