Feet don’t really get the attention it deserves. Therefore, we tend to abandon care and treatment, leaving room for problematic conditions in the future. Toenail fungus is one of many conditions that can arise if the feet are left untreated, a problem that can be both uncomfortable and embarrassing. Luckily, there are steps that can be taken to prevent getting a fungal infection. Too much moisture can contribute to getting such an infection and an easy way to combat this problem is to change your socks, select natural fibers for socks and shoes, and to let shoes dry out enough in between wears.
There may be steps to avoid getting fungal toenails, but not step guarantees that this condition will never be a problem. If you are suffering from fungal toenails you should seek the care of a chiropodist such as Dr. Jack Gorman of Bux-Mont Foot & Ankle Care Centers. Dr. Gorman will evaluate your condition and provide appropriate treatment options for your feet.
Toenail Fungus Treatment
Toenail fungus is a problem which affects many people and is hard to get rid of. Fortunately, there are several methods to go about treating toenail fungus.
Antibiotics & Treatments
Lamisil – is the most common treatment. It is available as an antibiotic Terbinafine tablet and cream. Terbinafine is a chemical component which kills fungal growth. Applying regular doses will gradually kill the fungus.
Talcum powder – applying powder on the feet and shoes helps keep moisture away.
Sandals or open-toed shoes – wearing these will allow air movement and help keep feet dry.
Those who are skeptical or unsure of using Lamisil containing terbinafine may consider the following: alcohol, tea tree oil, hydrogen peroxide, or Vicks VapoRub may also help.
There are always surgical procedures that are available for toenail fungus. Some people would like immediate quick removal of toenail fungus. Surgeons will be able to cut through and remove the growth using laser surgery. It is important not to try and remove it yourself.
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