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Nail Fungus Treatment – What can be done?

Nail fungus or Onychomycosis is the cause of up to 50% of nail infections. The symptoms are generally painless but tend to cause a significant amount of physical symptoms including a thickening and yellowing of the nail, crumbling of the actual nail itself and separation from the nail-bed.

Nail fungus treatment is affordable and straightforward although the pharmacological medication does require a process. Studies have proven that the best treatment is a combination of the “paint-on” transparent “varnish” style treatment and the topical cream. This treatment must continue for a minimum period of a year as the same thing that originally caused the infection may still be present.

For most people, the thing that causes them to consider nail fungus treatment is the way the nail looks. Although it affects both finger and toe nails, the embarrassment of bad looking finger nails can affect victims socially. There are a number of proven and tested natural remedies or nail fungus treatments available.

The preferred method is the well-known Australian tea-tree oil. Although this has proven to relieve symptoms, it really only works temporarily and only makes a significant difference if the infection has been caught fairly early. This is not very likely as the symptoms tend to show up after the fungus has well and truly entrenched itself in the nail.

One suggestion that people have made is to stave off possible continual re-infection by using a hand cream or nail moisturizer that contains tea-tree oil and grapefruit seed extract. Both of these ingredients contain a significant amount of the necessary chemicals to affect proper treatment. The length of time for relief of pharmacological treatments has proven significantly better though.

Although the application requires a long process, actual visible relief can be seen fairly quickly. From the moment topical treatments start, the healthy nail will begin to grow back. In effect, this will mean that a better looking nail will only take as long as it takes for the nail to grow back. This can be anything between 2 and 6 weeks.

Nail fungus cure is a growing field, and for that reason, we can expect to see great advances, specifically in the filed of fungal infections. The reason for this is that such a large proportion of nail infections stem directly from fungal origins.

Many have speculated that the reason for this is that hands and feet come into contact with more germs, bacteria and possible spores than any other part of the body. In addition, existing fungal infections in other parts of the body can manifest themselves through the nails. This can take the form of legions on the nail bed, causing exactly the same symptoms.

Nail fungus treatment is therefore an ongoing process and should be dealt with sooner rather than later to avoid flaking or crumbling nails. For women, nail varnishes may be used over existing clear, treatment varnish. This may help in disguising the symptoms until they have grown back to a healthy set of nails.

Nail fungus treatment that works