Fungal toenails are a common foot problem that is just as unpleasant as it sounds. An infection with toenail fungus usually begins as a yellow or white spot under the tip of your toenail, but as the fungus spreads deeper into the nail, it causes the toenail to become discolored and thickens into a yellowish, crumbled edge. A fungal toenail can turn into a very painful mess. How should you cope with this unsightly problem? Chiropodist, Brian Cragg, has instructions on how to deal with fungal toenails and how to avoid them with prevention tips.
Nail fungus occurs more often in toenails rather than in fingernails, because fungi thrives in dark, warm and moist environments. Your feet are more prone to fitting this description, whether it be in your shoes or in places like public showers, or swimming pools. It’s important to see Brian Cragg if you develop toenail fungus to ensure proper treatment. Certain medications can be prescribed to fight the infection such as topical creams or pills to take orally. When these treatments aren’t affective, laser toenail therapy may be the answer.
How can you prevent fungal toenails? The key is to protect your toes against environments where the nail is exposed to fungus. Never go barefoot in public places. . Wearing clean socks, alternating between open toed and closed shoes, and keeping your toenails short and clean are all great ways to ensure nail health. Also, consider the nail polish you are using on your toes. Commercial nail polish contains chemical toxins that may help cause fungus form on your toes. Try using Dr.’s Remedy enriched nail polish. This vitamin and protein filled polish substitutes harmful chemicals with nutrients that are beneficial to foot health. Not only does it contain tea tree oil to help prevent fungi from developing, it also helps kill harmful germs and promotes strength and shine to your nails.
Ensure toenail health with these tips, and you won’t be forced to hide your toes because of embarrassing nail fungus.