After first trying any number of home remedies, antifungal nail polish is often the next treatment choice for people who are suffering from this condition. When a mold or fungus gets into the nail bed, you develop toenail or fingernail fungus. This is a very frustrating condition. A fungal nail infection causes the nail to become thicker, deformed and discolored becoming yellowish or even black. People with nail fungus are embarrassed and even ashamed of how their fingernails and toenails appear to others. If the case of nail fungus has not progressed, then antifungal nail polish may do the trick. Antifungal nail polish is one of the nail fungus treatments that can be purchased over the counter without a prescription. Many brands of antifungal nail polish recommend that you consult with a doctor if the condition does not improve after four weeks of use. Antifungal nail polish is applied with a brush twice a day to clean, dry feet.
A complete nail fungus cure is often hard to attain. Resistant cases of nail fungus may require treatment with an anti fungal medication that is taken in pill form. This treatment is not appropriate for people with some pre-existing medical conditions like heart or liver disease. Anyone considering this treatment needs to have a frank discussion with their medical providers about risks versus benefits. In some cases, these pills are not even able to eradicate nail fungus.
Doctors are now able to use lasers to target just the fungus under the nail and leave the nail itself and the tissue around it alone. One treatment is all it takes. The doctor will treat all 10 nails because if fungus is under one nail, it is probably lurking under others. Before beginning any treatment, do your homework and talk it over with your medical providers.