Toenail Fungus Remedies
Welcome to Toenail Fungus Remedies. I know how embarrassing and annoying having toenail fungus can be - not being able to wear sandals or flip flops in the summer, and just wanting to hide your nails because you know others will see it as "gross".
Many people simply choose to live with the condition. However, toenail fungus (or its medical term, onychomycosis) can dramatically impact your quality of life. In addition to the outward cosmetic appearance and its accompanying social effects, toenail fungus can cause nail deformities, pain or discomfort while wearing shoes, odor, or recurring ingrown toenails. In people with diabetes or other conditions that reduce blood circulation to the feet, onychomycosis can lead to serious complications such as foot ulcers and foot infections. Left untreated in diabetics, toenail fungus can lead to foot or leg amputations.
Topical antifungal medications are generally effective for treatment of fungus infection of the skin, but they are relatively ineffective for treating fungal infection of the toenails. The medication applied to the surface of the toenail and surrounding skin is unable to penetrate the nail plate to get to the fungus.
For some people, oral antifungal medications can provide a cure for onychomycosis, when used appropriately. Recently, laser treatments for toenail fungus have been introduced.
Finally, there are many home remedies for toenail fungus, some of which have even received some recent scientific support.
I learned that in order to cure toenail fungus you have to know more than just the treatments. It is important to learn what causes toenail fungus, how to spot the early signs of toenail fungus, and what treatment options you have.
Toenail Fungus Remedies is here to help you answer those questions.