Yes, there are many treatment options for a fungus toenail. Some people can tolerate some methods, other people can tolerate other methods. We are human and we are all different.
But before we can treat something, we need to know exactly what we are going to treat (nice toenail fungus picture borrowed with love from here)
• Do you have a toenail fungus or not?
That is our first topic. Many of you will not have a fungal nail and it is very common for people and clinicians to mix up conditions that seem similar but have different treatment regimes.
• What causes the fungus toenail in the first place?
If we just treat the problem then you will have a greater risk of re-occurrence. If you have a burn because you are always putting your hand on the stove top, but we just treat the burn...the burn will come back right?
Fungal nail problems can be treated quite easily, but by finding out the cause of the problem in the first place will we actually tackle and reduce the problem from coming back. There are web sites out there which will tell you how to “cure” fungal nails. But this is a half truth. You need to treat the problem and the cause before you can claim success.
• Treatment methods.
There are many methods to treat the fungal toenail. Some are quite potent and some are really extreme. Sometimes though those methods are suited to a specific individual. Sure, we will cover the creams and the tablets, but it is quite noteworthy to state that I will also discuss the pro's and con's of such treatment methods. Not all treatments are full proof. Again what might work for you might not work for someone else.
There are many different factors which will influence treatment success. And again, if these are not thought about then really your treatment methods will be unsuccessful.
However, there are some people who do not like the idea of using “pharmaceutical” treatment methods. Which is fine, however the “natural” treatment methods are not too dissimilar to their pharmaceutical brothers.
What a lot of people forget is that natural remedies sparked pharmaceutical medicines. Aspirin is the commonest example. The main ingredient is Salicylic Acid which comes from the bark of the Willow Tree. Indigenous tribes knew this for ages- a few tweaks here and there and out came Aspirin- one of the most successful medications of all time. It is also worthwhile to point out that some natural treatment methods can be dangerous and less effective. I will discuss the most common ones.
• What if it is not a fungus toenail?
This is something that will affect many who are reading this text. Sometimes a fungal nail isn't a fungal nail. There are many reasons that nails thicken up and one of those reasons will fit just right with you. It is also wise to mention that even if your nails have been tested for fungus and come back negative...they still could be fungal nails, here is why.
Ultimately I want you to realize that there is no problem...don't worry and do not be too concerned or worried about “an infection” that is invading you toe.
These next few webpages are meant to clear up a few myths and many opinions that are running round about fungal nails. I think it does just that.
Click to see what's next...your fungus toenail next move :) If you want to have a look around the subject, check out the following links:Amorolfine and Loceryl