How To Find The Best Toenail Fungus Treatment
Many people, especially active, outdoors-y, athletic people will probably have to suffer through some sort of foot infection and need to find a toenail fungus treatment. This happens to the best of us. It can be terribly embarrassing, but do not let the problem sit there! Attack it aggressively once you suspect it happening. Infections can be incredibly dangerous and can lead to a lot of problems.
If you keep your feet very clean and well tended to in the first place, you are already doing all you can. Just keep watch over your toes and take action if something seems wrong, like the nails are detaching or are cloudy and discolored. If you paint your toenails all the time, it may be hard for you to notice.
Go to your doctor first before you buy any over the counter products. A fungus is never something you want and it could infect other parts of your body. Research the problem and have plenty of options to talk to your doctor about.
Ask about laser treatments which are safe and painless for your feet, but will kill fungus immediately. This can be combined with other treatments and should be relatively inexpensive. Make sure you ask a lot of questions about the nature of the problem.
For example, if it is a newer infection, it will probably be easier to cure. If it is older, ask if you need an oral pill to fight the infection internally and a cream for the outside. Remember that if it is underneath a nail, it is going to take a long time to work into one's system and reach the fungus.
Know, too, that your nail will be unattractive looking for a while. Toenails grow slowly anyway--it can take over six months to treat the area and for a healthy nail to start coming back. Cut your nails short--not only does it make them easier to clean and make it easier for the cream to reach the infection, but is also allows you to see your progress better.Â