Onychomycosis, more commonly known as toenail fungus, is an infection of the toenails. There are a variety of treatment options available to clear up the fungus, including oral antifungal medications, topical ointments, and laser therapy. While oral antifungals are considered to be very effective, they are not the right treatment option for everyone. Oral antifungals can cause unwanted side effects and may interact with other drugs that you are taking. Topical treatments are applied directly to the nail. Recent advances in topical medications have made them more effective than they once were, with new formulas having more success penetrating the nail bed to cure the fungus. To learn more about topical treatments for toenail fungus, please consult with a podiatrist.
Toenail Fungus Treatment
Toenail fungus is a condition that affects many people and can be especially hard to get rid of. Fortunately, there are several methods to go about treating and avoiding it.
Antifungals & Deterrence
Oral antifungal medicine has been shown to be effective in many cases. It is important to consult with a podiatrist to determine the proper regiment for you, or potentially explore other options.
Applying foot powder on the feet and shoes helps keep the feet free of moisture and sweat.
Sandals or open toed shoes – Wearing these will allow air movement and help keep feet dry. They also expose your feet to light, which fungus cannot tolerate. Socks with moisture wicking material also help as well.
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