Do you have yellow nails? Are they brittle and crumbly? If so, you probably have some type of nail fungus. Nail fungus is not dangerous, but it can be somewhat contagious and it can spread to other digits, whether it be your toes or your fingers.
It is not often that you see yellow nails on hands. Instead, these are more prominent on toes because toes are kept in a warm moist environment and are much more susceptible to nail fungus.
Plenty of nail fungus infections start off innocently enough. All you really need to do is bump your foot or stub your toe and sustain damage to the nail. Once this has been done, you open yourself up to infection. There are many treatment options available, all you need to do is decide on what sort of treatment will work best for you and then choose a product from that option.
A visit to your doctor can be the answer, but here are a few considerations about that option. Most doctors will prescribe a medication, and of several choices, most of these are not only dangerous but have very serious side effects. If you are not interested in putting yourself through this kind of trauma, you may be more interested in natural remedies.
Natural remedies are a good option because they contain ingredients that are not only natural but 100% safe while still being effective in the treatment of your nail fungus. There are many active ingredients and they can vary between products. Some contain tea tree oil, while others contain clove oil. The ingredients are endless and have different combination's, you just need to find a formula that works effectively for you.
Sometimes a combination of foods, vitamins, and exercise can be highly effective in preventing fungus. It is not always possible to avoid all situations where you may be exposed to this fungus, so the other alternative is treatment with an effective remedy.
One of the most important things to remember when treating nail fungus is that it is slow-growing and also slow to respond to treatments, depending on what that particular treatment contains. You need to remain positive, continue to take a treatment and give it several months to be effective. The effectiveness of treatments can range from showing signs of marked improvement within two weeks, or it may be that it can take up to twelve months. Yellow nails are not going to disappear overnight, so having both patience and a positive attitude will help a lot.