Curing your toenail fungus can prove to be expensive, time consuming, and extremely difficult! Often times doctors fail to use the word cure in association with onychomycosis, or more commonly known as toenail fungus. You may find your doctor using words such as treating, killing the fungi, or dealing with the fungus. This is because a toenail fungal infection has a tendency lie dormant for a period of time, leaving the individual symptom free, and then coming back suddenly. Just because your doctor is hesitant to use the word cure, does not mean that it is impossible to cure.
Nowadays it seems as if there are natural treatments for every possible condition and ailment that affects us… and there pretty much is. However, choosing the correct medication for your specific needs is very important. Despite common beliefs herbal medicine is more than a combination of daily vitamins, if you have a pre-existing condition it is extremely important that you check with your doctor before adding any type of herbal medicine, or supplements. That said, let me say that applying an herbal fungicide to a toenail fungal infection can, and does, prove to be very effective.
Many of us think of home remedies as some ancient form of hillbilly medicine that Grandma Betty Jo passed down from her Grandma, who passed it down from her Grandma, and so on. Many of the home remedies we as a culture perform today have been passed down from our grandparents simply because they grew up in a different time era where running to the doctor for a cut, or runny nose, was clearly out of the question! Times were much harder and making due with what they had in the medicine cabinet, and sometimes under the kitchen sink, was they only treatment available. I have heard it said that home remedies are experimental medicine at its finest, that I am not so sure of, but what I am sure of is some of these remedies truly work!
Fungal infections of the toenails are quite common, and are caused by microorganisms that make their way into the tiny cracks in our skin, usually around the toenails. The toes are most often the site of infection because of the favorable environment of the foot… dark and damp. There are several indications or symptoms of a toenail fungus, and if you know what to look for these symptoms are very easy to spot.
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Treating a toenail fungus can prove to be a difficult process. The absolute first step in the process is properly identifying the specific fungi causing the problem. When your doctor has identified the fungi causing the problem, there are several steps you can take to try and kill the fungus, and prevent it from spreading. Many people opt to try home remedies or a natural approach to treatment first, and these are often very effective. However, if the fungus has grown to a point where it is causing pain or drainage from the toe, these natural treatments may do nothing but agitate the infection. At this point your best option may lie with traditional pharmaceutical medicine and the watchful eye of a practitioner.
Ciclopirox lacquer has been shown to have a 30% success rate with Nail Fungus Infections. It probably works as well as fluconazole pills. So if you’d rather put something on your nails than take pills, you may prefer ciclopirox, especially if your infection is mild.
But ciclopirox doesn’t seem to work as well as itraconazole pills or terbinafine pills. Ciclopirox is a chemical that you paint onto your infected nails like nail polish. Continue reading
Terbinafine is an antifungal drug (a drug that kills fungi). It’s used to treat infections that are caused by fungi, including those that affect fingernails and toenails. It doesn’t change the way that damaged nails look. But, by stopping the fungus, it allows new nails to grow normally. The brand name for terbinafine pills is Lamisil.
Itraconazole is an antifungal drug (a drug that kills fungi). It’s used to treat infections that are caused by fungi, including those that affect fingernails and toenails. It doesn’t change the way that damaged nails look. But, by stopping the fungus, it allows new nails to grow normally. The brand name for itraconazole pills is Sporanox.
You’ll need to take itraconazole pills for at least three months. There are two ways you can take itraconazole pills:
Nail-Rx is a 100% safe and effective remedy for treating nail fungus infections. Nail RX uses100% essential oils extracted from plants, Nail-Rx is highly concentrated and has strong anti-fungal properties. Some of the active ingrediants found in Nail RX include: Melaleuca laterifolia, Lavendula officinalis (Lavender), Cymbopogon citrates (Lemon Grass), Syzygium aromaticum (Clove Oil). It has been shown that Nail RX works for mild to moderate cases of Fungil Infections of the nail and toenail. Continue reading
Many people do not like going to a doctor regarding their nail fungus because they are concerned they will get put on a prescription drug. Who can blame them? Prescription drugs for nail fungus have side effects and don’t always work to clear up the fungus they are intended for. If you are looking for an all-natural, topical formula to help rid yourself forever of unsightly nail fungus, then Funginix may be the product you are looking for. It is made up of all-natural ingredients and is applied directly to the nail bed. You won’t have to take a prescription drug to effectively get rid of your nail fungus if you try Funginix.
Funginix (formerly known as Fungisil) is a topical nail fungus treatment that contains anti-fungal agents, essential oils and fungus-fighting extracts. Its has been shown that users have seen results with mild to moderate cases of nail fungus infestation. Also it should be noted that Funginix is a topical treatment therefore users will see more effective results if they file down the nail fungus to allow the treatment to reach the nail bed.