Curing toenail fungus actually isn't that hard. But there are a few pointers which are usually left untold:
Anyway, good news out of the way:) , here are the steps to try and cure toenail fungus.
Many people who use a whole load of different products that have no anti-fungal factors state that they cured their toenail fungus.
There is a high possibility that they didn't have toenail fungus to start with. If you hit your nail or traumatised it somehow it might discolour or go a little thickened at the base of the nail.
People freak out. And then start applying lots of different products. then the nail gets better.
But you said....
Well the nail just grows out normally (as long as you didn't damage the nail from where it grows from). It takes many months for this to happen, but it does. So by the time someone has applied some sort of household product the nail has grown out. Miraculous! No, just normal nature stuff :)
These are products which are put on top of your nail.
Most treatments are creams or colourless liquids. They are some of the best treatments, however they can also have a few flaws:
Another cool topical treatment in curing toenail fungus is Ciclopirox. A patient has recently used it. Initially they thought something was wrong with the nail- it turns discoloured and black. But...it eventually grows out with new nail growing right behind it. In some studies this toenail fungus medication performed poorly.
There is always a backlash when someone mentions this type of treatment, but here is the main info, below is that link neatly packaged in bullet points:
Below is the most common oral medication, Terbinafine- also known as Lamisil.
Did you know that if you got a toenail fungus then it is very likely that you also have athletes foot?
One acts as a reservoir for the other, get rid of one and not the other then one of them will come back. So if you treat a toenail fungus then check out your feet for athletes foot as well and then try to treat that.
The problem with natural treatments are:
There are quite a few "natural" treatments out there which have a range of "success". Anything that you bathe our foot in is not going to be that effective than something that you directly apply to your nail which has properties to penetrate the nail itself.
As per usual. if you have any questions then check it out with your health care professional.
This section is how scientists have figured out how toenail fungus can be treated- effectively. It is in a chart edited from "Pathway to prevention and treatment of toe onychomycosis" By Aditya K. Gupta, R. Gary Sibbald, Anneke Andriessen
1. Decrease the risk of reinfection
2. Treat the cause
3. Level of nail involvement
4. Reassess nail and point 2.
5. Monitor patient and reduce the risk of reinfection
Unfortunately fungus toenails can come back so we need to reduce your risk. So that means
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Hi. I'm Dominic. I treat patients every day at a local clinic. I am a trained Chiropodist and I care about prevention. I designed the website to help readers understand treat and even prevent issues from happening to their feet.