Toenail Split

Is your toenail split?

If you notice at some point that you have a toenail split, then you may need to examine it much more closely. Why would you do this? First of all, you may need to specifically determine if you have smashed your toenail on something, or if it something much more insidious, such as a fungal infection.

toenail splitUpon closer examination, you may see or notice more than just your toenail split. Perhaps your nail is discolored, or is fragile or crumbling. Maybe the nail is thicker than the corresponding nail on your other foot. Make a note of all of these differences, and then compare them to a list of toenail fungus symptoms. Do all of the symptoms match? If you have more than four of the list of symptoms, it is likely that you have toenail fungus.

If you are at the point where you are experiencing toenail split, then your nails are very damaged and you should find some treatment immediately. When the nail starts to split, you are opening yourself up to infection, because the nail is being compromised and it leaves your nail bed vulnerable and open to attack from the outside by viruses and bacteria.

Many people do not even notice when they have a fungal infection in their toes, because it develops slowly over time and if there are no outward symptoms or signs, they may not have any concerns. Often, these infections take hold in older people (seniors) who may not be able to reach their toes, or may need to see a nail care specialist to trim and treat the nails regularly.

If you notice you have a toenail split, you should not ignore it. This is your body telling you that there is a serious problem that needs your attention immediately. Make sure you find a treatment that you can live with and start using it as soon as possible. Don’t worry if you do not notice a change in your nails immediately, the discoloration or crumbly/split areas will have to grow out over time.

Tea Tree Oil for Nail Fungus

Is tea tree oil for nail fungus effective?

Is tea tree oil for nail fungus a good treatment alternative? You have probably read about tea tree oil and how it can help you with a variety of ailments, just to improve your health or as part of a beauty routine. Tea tree oil is a natural anti fungal remedy and it is effective in treating this type of fungus.

tea tree oil plantMost people expect instant results with tea tree oil for nail fungus, but you should be aware that this type of treatment requires repeated application, several times daily, so this means that you will need to remain fairly dedicated. Does tea tree oil provide adequate treatment on its own? Yes and no. Yes, in the way that it is a natural anti fungal, so it will be effective, but no in the way that it is better when used in conjunction with other ingredients in a specially formulated treatment, such as the proprietary combination contained in products such as ZetaClear. This treatment option contains many effective ingredients which are highly effective in treating this malady.

Unfortunately, western medicine and the doctors that practice it have led us to believe that the only way to treat any maladies that we suffer from is to throw prescription medication at the problem. We do not need prescription medications that will do us more harm than good and it should be a normal practice of more people to seek out natural remedies that are less harmful and do not have serious side effects.

Using tea tree oil for nail fungus is something that many people do. In fact, many people who work in landscaping or other outdoor jobs commonly apply tea tree oil to their nails, wrap them in a sock and they put on their boots. This can be viewed as a sort of preventative measure, and as a habit, it can be highly effective in preventing the fungus from invading your toe nails.