Medical Nail Fungus Treatment

An unsightly and potentially painful and foul-smelling nail fungi infection can be a problem. Medically termed as onychomycosis, the beginning stages may appear as a white or yellow spot at the tip of our nail .When the fungus spreads, it discolors and thickens nails which then develop into crumbling edges. At the first site, nail fungus treatment should be sought since symptoms can persist indefinitely if ignored und untreated. The infection commonly happens on the toenails since fungi thrive on warm, dark and moist areas inside your shoes. If you have already noticed the early onset of the signs on your toenails here are doctor recommended toe nail fungus treatment.

– Oral antifungal medications such as Itraconazole (Sporanox); Fluconazole (Diflucan); Terbinafine (Lamisil). If the infection is quite severe, your doctor may recommend removing infected nail. These medications allows your nail to grow free of infection and replaces infected portion slowly

– Be patient for you have to take the toe nail fungus cure for 6-12 weeks. Like any other drug, these medications may cause side effects. You may have to be thoroughly assessed before these drugs may be prescribed.

– Antifungal lacquer. Antifungal nail polish called ciclopirox (Penlac) is used if the infection is mild to moderate. It is a 1week treatment of applying your nails with the paint once a day and on 7th day, wiping it clean with alcohol the piled-on layers of your nail.

– Topical medications .Another option would be antifungal creams or ointments. These may not provide a cure but may be use in conjunction with the oral antifungal medications