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Choosing Among Different Toenail Fungus Treatments

By: Heather S. Stewart

Once you have read a lot of information about different toenail fungus treatments, you may find it hard to choose which one is suitable for you. You can often see advertisements of different products when you read articles about onychomycosis online. How can you actually tell which one is the most effective?

First, you may wonder why a lot of people are still suffering from toenail fungus even with many products offered in the market. Are those products all hoaxes? There is actually a gap between information supplied to a person, and the application that he is expected to do.

The following are based on a research conducted with regards to consumer behaviour of nail fungus treatments:

People respond to incentive. This is a principle in economics that is best used by manufacturers to lure the customers in buying their product. A person buys a nail fungus treatment not according to reviews, but mostly according to affordability.

Is it toenail fungus for real?Onychomycosis has similar signs and symptoms with some skin diseases. If a person just diagnoses those signs himself, he will end up using an effective product to a wrong skin disease.

Consistency is needed. Clinically-proven products underwent serious tests including the frequency of needed application for optimal results. When you are consistent in applying and following the directions properly, you will see improvements as expected.

Stick to one. Those who already grew tired of reoccurring onychomycosis, have tendency to switch from one product to another. A certain treatment takes time to cure the infection. It has its own treating process that needs consistent application of the treatment.

So if ever you see your toes having white toenails, don't panic. Medical attention is still needed to validate if you really have onychomycosis. Validation means doing a test.

A sample is taken by scraping the upper layer of your infected nail. The sample will be seen under a microscope to confirm if it is really infected by fungus.

DTM or Dermatophyte Test Medium can also be used. It is done by getting a skin or nail sample in the infected area for culture. Those samples will be under incubation of 14 days. The sample is expected to change its color and from there will be determined if it really is onychomycosis.

After you condition is confirmed to be onychomycosis, your doctor will discuss with you your options. If you want to know more about nail fungus causes, he can also discuss with you and things that you can do to avoid them.

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