The natural fungus toenail treatment and the pharmaceutical cream treatment are probably the most laborious treatments.
First off, make sure that you actually do have a fungus to start with. It may sound strange, but a lot of people who actually think they have a fungus actually do not. So make sure first as it will save you a lot of wasted time. You can do this by clicking on another section of the site here: Fungus Or No Fungus?
Tea Tree Oil is a good natural cream to use and can be bought online, from your local drug store or natural food store. What you are looking for is "neat" Tea Tree Oil, in other words, the most concentrated that you can buy. This is mainly because the usual creams are watered down with moisturizers and only contain a few percent of the actual natural ingredient. So you are looking for the highest percentage of active Tea Tree Oil.
Tea Tree oil is a good natural treatment for toenail fungus because it is anti everything including anti- fungal which is what you want :)
Once you do find this great natural treatment for toenail fungus then you need to apply it. What you will need is a small nail file emery board and then break that in half so that you have 2 files. Breaking it in half just increases the amount of file you get for your money.
Next, buff the surface of your nail to break the water barrier. All nails are impervious to water. When you have a shower your nails do not swell up and fall off, it is because they block water. So we need to buff the top of the nail where the fungus nail meets the new nail- there should be a junction, if not, closer to the base is preferable. And when we mean buff, we mean gently rub the shine off the nail, not go all the way through the nail!
Then apply the natural treatment for toenail fungus- the Tea Tree Oil.
Studies have shown that the power of Tea Tree can be boosted by applying more natural plant mixes. When Tea Tree is partnered with Butenafine Hydrochloride (a herbal/ drug combination which can be found in drugstores and homeopathic stores) 80% of the fungus toenails can be cured better.
Some companies are now incorporating Butenafine Hydrochloride in cream form, Lotrimin is one such product. The picture below shows a version of Lotrimin which contains Butenafine Hydrochloride.
A couple of tips if you are going to do this method:
• It is going to take a while, so don't give up.
• Don't buff the nail so that you go through the nail. You need to buff the nail so that you just break the shiny surface of the nail. Said it before, so I said it again :)
• You may need to do this treatment regularly- daily for many months before you see any change, if you do at all.
• There is no guarantee that it will work.
This system of buffing and applying is exactly the same method you would use if you had other medicaments/ home remedies that you hear about.
Anything from Vicks Vapor Rub to Peroxide (both of which I wouldn't use:) ). They all follow the same process, they all have a property in them which reduces the fungus toenail in a certain way. But the nail has to grow and you need to apply for anything to work.
Unfortunately people never follow the above basic rules, so they leave it...or they leave it because it is too hard to do/ time consuming.
So hence that is why I have only done one of the vast ways of reducing fungus toenail, because it has been proven to work and it is a demonstrator of all the others...they all follow the same application principle.
But just in the same way that we used the natural toenail fungus remedy we can do exactly the same way with pharmaceutical cream. Lamisil seems to be the best cream so far, it also has a tablet brother. Lamisil contains an anti-fungal agent- Terbinafine usually at 1-3%. This would be the tablet treatment for your fungus toenail