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reference presentation true The Myfootshop.com Foot and Ankle Knowledgebase Myfootshop.com, L.L.C. Myfootshop.com, L.L.C. Myfootshop.com, L.L.C. 2000 http://www.myfootshop.com/about http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/deed.en_US en-US Toe nail fungus - treatment recommendations nail fungus,onychomycosis,toe nail fungus,fungal nail infection What is the best way to treat toe nail fungus (onychomycosis)? These guidelines discuss the use of topical, oral and surgical methods used to treat onychomycosis. https://www.myfootshop.com/images/thumbs/0003074_treatment-guide-toe-nail-fungus-onychomycosis_200.png https://www.myfootshop.com/images/thumbs/0003074_treatment-guide-toe-nail-fungus-onychomycosis_200.png

Treatment Guide - Toe nail fungus (onychomycosis)

Topical natural medications

  • Pros – Safe, inexpensive
  • Cons – Marginally effective
  • Indications – Superficial fungal infection that affect less than 10% of the nail.
Natural Antifungal Nail Solution (http://www.myfootshop.com/natural-antifungal-nail-solution)
Just For Toenails Medicated Nail Polish (https://www.myfootshop.com/just-for-toenails-medicated-nail-polish)

 

Topical pharmaceuticals medications

  • Pros – Safe, inexpensive
  • Cons – Marginally effective
  • Indications – Superficial fungal infection that affect less than 10% of the nail.
ClearZal Fungal Nail Care System (https://www.myfootshop.com/clearzal-fungal-nail-care-system
Terpenicol Antifungal Cream (https://www.myfootshop.com/terpenicol-antifungal-cream



Fungal toe nail removal

Chemical

  • Pros – easy, home treatment, painless and effective, nail will grow back again
  • Cons – none
  • Indications – Thick, very infected fungal nails
Natural Antifungal Nail Butter (https://www.myfootshop.com/natural-antifungal-nail-butter)

 

Surgical

  • Pros – nail will be removed permanently
  • Cons – nail will be removed permanently
  • Indications – Very thick, painful fungal toe nails

 

Oral antifungal medication

Lamisil (terbinafine) is the most common oral antifungal used to treat infected toe nails and finger nails.  The course of treatment for onychomycosis of the toe nail is 250mg daily (one pill per day) for 90 days.

  • Pros – effective coverage for many species of fungus, convenient, compliance with prescription is easy
  • Cons – Recurrence of fungus common with need to use Lamisil every 18-24 months to maintain clear nails, compete with other medications in the liver, may contribute to loss of taste
  • Indications – fungal infections of the nail

  

 

Tips for treating fungal toe nails

  1. Most fungal infections occur following an injury to the nail.  If you nail is injured, be sure to start on a topical antifungal to prevent infection of the nail.
  2. Fungus is a plant and requires moisture to grow.  Perspiration is key to the growth and persistence of fungus infections of the skin or nail.  Be sure to
  3. Fungal infections of the nail cause discoloration, thickening and separation of the nail from the underlying nail bed.  Antifungal medications, whether topical or oral, can help with discoloration and thickening but they correct separation of the nail from the underlying nail bed.
  4. Treatment of fungal infections of the skin and nail of the foot need to be recognized as ongoing daily hygiene issues.  Just as you brush your teeth twice a day, you’ll also need to treat fungal infections of the skin and nail twice a day, forever.
  5. Dry skin on the foot is often a low grade fungal infection of the skin.  These fungal infections, called tinea rubrum, will act to seed the infection of the toe nail upon injury to the nail.