How To Get Rid of Nail Fungus – Information
Nails: Toe Nail, Finger Nail
Nail fungus is an unpleasant sounding problem as well as being an unpleasant one to experience. Nail fungus (the medical term is onychomycosis) is a condition where the nail is infected by a a fungus leading to deterioration of the nail generally: – the bed, the matrix and the plate. Not only is it an aesthetic concern, but is embarrassing and at the same time toenail fungus can also lead to discomfort in a range of everyday activities. When the infection is severe it can lead to permanent damage to the nail and often spread to other nails.
However, there are some very simple things you can do to treat nail fungus and some simple ways to get rid of it – both medical and traditional home remedies.
Prior to getting rid rid of the nail fungus, you first need to look out for the signs and identify the problem. The most common sign is pain and sensitivity, particularly in the toes or the nail, a discoloration of the fingernail. The visible symptoms include changes in the nail color causing it to become yellow, or white with streaks and you may also notice a build up of debris around and under the nail. The fungus may eventually lead to the nail becoming lose and/or becoming brittle and cracking.
It’s important to act quickly as fungus can lead to permanent damage of the nail.
You will probably be tempted to use an over-the-counter product, designed to treat fungal infections, and a common choice will be one of the antifungal creams intended for athletes foot – but these will not be effective in treating toenail fungus because these types of treatments are not able to penetrate the nail itself.
You should take an oral medication intended to treat fungal infections as prescribed by your doctor. Treatment will normally last for around 2-3 months and is normally around 250mg a day. The are many products available and your doctor will advise you.
The common topical medications prescribed include Lamisil and Sporanox. Sporanox has many interactions with other medications so consult your medical practitioner first. How to get rid of nail fungus – more details coming.
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