Pharmacists need to understand the aetiology, signs and symptoms, risk factors, complications, treatment options (where over-the-counter (OTC) remedies or prescriptions medicines are suitable) and when to refer. Pharmacists play an important role in reinforcing the non-pharmacological strategies to limit disease progression Objectives By the end of this module, pharmacists should be able to:
describe onychomycosis in terms of aetiology, clinical features, risk factors and situations that warrant referral
discuss OTC medicines used to manage onychomycosis;
outline the lifestyle changes for the prevention of onychomycosis recurrence;
describe the role pharmacists can play in ensuring the appropriate management of onychomycosis.