Nail fungus is a contagious and sometimes hereditary disease caused by a type of fungus known as dermatophytes. If neglected, nail fungus will spread and completely cover the entire nail or nails that are infected. The nail or nails will change in appearance adopting a whitish, yellowish color and even become disfigured. Treatment for toenail fungus can be achieved using several methods and in severe cases the infected nail or nails may need to be removed to prevent further damage to other parts of the feet.
Treatment for toenail fungus include:
Taking oral anti-fungal medication
Change of diet
Home made treatment for toenail fungus
Anti fungal sprays
When looking for the most effective treatment for toenail fungus, it is strongly advisable to consult with your doctor or health practitioner, in order to get a proper analysis for your toenail fungus infection. This is because a treatment method that worked for one person may not necessarily work for you. Some of the topical treatments mentioned such as the use of anti-fungal sprays and creams are ideal if your infection is mild. Some of the oral medication may cause damage to your liver because of the ingredients contained while other treatment methods such as the use of hydrogen peroxide can cause further damage to your nail if not used in appropriate proportions.
In order to avoid infection or further infection as you apply any treatment for toenail fungus, it is important to maintain high standards of hygiene by cleaning your feet and nails and wearing clean soaks and shoes that allow for proper ventilation. Also, keep your nails short because this helps discourage fungal attack and infection.