Here is a very interesting video and article I found about nail fungus care. I particularly liked this article because it has so many details in it about the subject. Frankly, a lot more than I ever knew about. If you are dealing with this really annoying and really kinda ugly nail condition you will get a lot of good information from this article.
As I'm always here to not only provide information but also solutions to health issues I found a couple nail treatment products that are popular and could help you get rid of your issue too.
Now The article:
Treating Nail Fungus written by: khariukii
Nail fungus is a condition that begins as yellow and white spots under the toenails or fingernails. As the condition continues to develop, it can cause the nail to discolor, crumble, or thicken at the edge. It can affect most of the nails, but not all of them. People usually neglect mild nail fungus, but when it pains, it is necessary to seek medications. If left untreated, it can spread to other nails. One can control the condition through some self-care methods. The methods are wearing well-aerated shoes and maintaining foot hygiene can prevent Nail Fungus. For those with paining Nail Fungus, they should use medical treatment using one of the methods discussed below.
Antifungal medication such as using nail paints and tablets is recommended when the infection is severe. Antifungal treatments in form of tablets medicine reach the nails through the bloodstream. Itraconazale and Terbinafine are two effective medicines that are commonly prescribed for the condition. One can, however, take the tablets for a long time before the condition clears. The tablets have an advantage in that they also clear other skin infections and defects such as athlete’s foot. Nail paints are applied on the infected nail and the medication has to find its way through to fight the infection. It is not as effective as the antifungal tablet.
Chemical Nail Removal
The infected nails can be removed using a chemical paint that contains 40% urea. The paste can be sourced from most of the pharmacies. The paste is carefully applied to the affected nails then covered and left for 10 hours. The nail is then washed and the process repeated as per the instructions. It takes two or more weeks to completely dissolve the nail plates. It is a painless procedure that eliminates the fungus and the affected nail. It is a good option instead of taking tablets for months or having a surgery. After the nails dissolve, the antifungal chemical should be applied twice every week to prevent reinfection.
Laser Nail fungus Treatment
Laser treatment is best option to fight the condition if it is particularly stubborn. It emits several does of high light energy that destroy the fungi completely. Several studies show that it is an effective and safe procedure with some of them reporting high success rates of up to 91% in three months. It is, however, unfortunate that none of the studies show that it provides a long-term solution. To achieve the laser treatment’s high success rate, one needs to get treated every three months for a minimum a minimum of a year. It is expensive since it is only available privately.
Home Remedies for Nail Fungus
There are things one can do to prevent infection or keep safe after treatment. Here are useful home foot care tips that can help:
- ü Keeping feet dry and cool, and wearing well-aerated shoes.
- ü Wearing clean cotton socks, but not trainers.
- ü Clipping the nails short.
- ü Maintain appropriate foot hygiene.
- ü Avoiding being bare-footed when using a communal shower.
- ü Using separate scissors or clippers with other people or among the infected and uninfected nails.
- ü Avoiding old footwear that may have an accumulation of fungi
- ü In conclusion, one should have several pairs of shoes. It is necessary to rotate them regularly to allow each to dry thoroughly before wearing them again.
Home care is necessary to avoid Nail Fungus, but one should seek appropriate medical treatment for cure.