Part of your overall health includes looking after your nail and fungus, keeping them clean and preventing infection. While you may be exposed to fungus in places you never even thought about, treating the fungus is something that many are hesitant to do because they think that it may be too harmful.
First of all, a fungus that is multiplying under your nail is harmful and treating it to prevent it from spreading further is a good idea. If you are concerned about the side effects of prescription drugs, you do not have to be, because there are other types of treatment that you can obtain that will not have the harmful side effects that prescription drugs do.
If you have already looked at the list of toenail fungus symptoms, and you are certain that you have a fungal infection, then the only thing that is left to do is to treat that fungus. Keep in mind that because the fungus is a slowly growing problem, it can also take some time to treat it. This means that you may not notice an immediate change in the appearance of your nails. It may be that the nail needs to grow out a bit before you notice a definite change.
Most people expect to see immediate changes when they start a treatment and are immediately disappointed when they see no improvement in a day or two. You should, realistically, expect to see some changes in a few weeks to a month A day or so is simply not enough time to see the changes you are expecting to see.
Your nail and fungus will change over time. As the fungus is eliminated and killed, your nail will change and improve over the months that you continue to use the treatment. Be patient and stick with the treatment over the suggested course. Too many people expect that things will change immediately, and that is simply not going to happen.