I've been using ciclopirox lacquer twice a day (per doc's orders) for three months so far and see no improvement yet. Is this normal? Also, am I the only one who finds the "use alcohol to remove once a week" much more difficult than it sounds? Is there something other than alcohol that would do a better (quicker, easier) job of removing the week's buildup? (My doc said not to use acetone, so that's not the answer I'm looking for.) Anybody?