Topical Antifungal

Using a topical antifungal can be an effective way to eliminate toenail fungus.   You may have tried other treatments in the past, and may not have considered topical antifungal treatments before.

The very make up of your nail and how it operates can be the key to treatment.   Your nail is not a solid structure, in fact, it is porous and can absorb liquids through the nail and into the nail bed.   Your toe nail is designed to protect the nail bed from infection and damage; however, it is capable of absorbing anything that is applied to it directly.

Using a topical treatment can be very effective, depending on the type of infection that you have.   Certain fungus infections affect the top area of the nail, including white superficial onychomycosis.   Topical treatments can effectively eliminate the infection as well as working to prevent reinfection.

Topical treatments are widely available as solutions, sprays, creams or lotions and are usually applied twice daily to the affected nail and surrounding skin for up to six months.   While this may seem like a very long time, this is a realistic estimate of how much time it can take to kill toenail fungus.

If you have any concerns about using oral treatments or medications, topical treatments can be a great alternative.   In addition, there are rarely any side effects from natural topical antifungal treatments.   Natural remedies are just as effective as prescription treatments and they are much less expensive.   In addition, prescription treatments may cause blistering, redness, itching, dryness or irritation.

Most natural topical treatments contain essential oils, so they do not carry any risk with them when used on your nails.   It can be frustrating as well as embarrassing to deal with toenail fungus, but it is a highly treatable condition.   Using natural products is one of the safest methods of treatment and also one of the lowest cost options.

While it may be our first instinct to see visit our doctor to treat problems such as toenail fungus, it is not entirely necessary.   Your doctor will prescribe an antifungal medication which will be expensive, may have adverse and dangerous side effects, and after all is said and done, may not improve the appearance of your nail.   Many topical treatments are effective ways to deal with your toenail fungus.   In addition, topical antifungal treatments can also improve the appearance of your nails, making them look and feel healthier.

Bad Fungus Infections

When talking about bad fungus infections, I always refer to the time when my brother came home from an outreach program complaining that his nails were feeling strange. Being a nurse, he was often sent to poverty stricken areas to offer assistance to those in need. Those areas were not the cleanest places to work in. At that time, we didn’t give his complaint much thought, thinking that as he was in the medical field, someone at work should be able to help him out. That proved to be a mistake.

By the next week, he had no nails.

This is often the situation when dealing with fungus infections, especially those in the nails. Since they are easy to hide and deny, people often do just that. The thing is, small problems often lead to bigger problems, and problems, once big enough, turn out to be very difficult to deny and solve. This is also true of full blown fungus infections.

Fungi are live organisms that feed on organic materials. We see them often as mushrooms when we walk around parks, and one would notice that these tend to grow in dark and damp areas. This is especially true, and since they feed on organic matter, then can also live and grow on the skin and nails. It becomes difficult to treat though as some of the prescribed treatments can also affect the healthy tissue of the patient, causing discomfort and lengthening the healing process.

It was a good thing that a friend recommended Nail-Rx by Native Remedies. My brother didn’t even want to try it at first even when he was given a free bottle to begin with, but with him losing what else was remaining of his nails, we decided to give it a shot. Applying the medicine three times a day directly on the area, we waited for the effects.

Effects don’t come overnight, and additional applications do not speed up the healing process. Some relief was experienced upon application, but effects were noticeable in the middle of the second week. The tissue on the nail bed looked healthier, and my brother wasn’t as irritable as he was before then. Things eventually normalized, and now he’s back to his regular self, healthy nails and all.

It really isn’t pleasant when one experiences bad fungus infections, but its something that most people go through. Ignoring the situation wouldn’t let the whole thing go away though. Seek medical help, and faithfully do what needs to be done. The sooner a problem is addressed, the sooner things will get back to normal, and that is just what we need in our life.