There are various myths and misleading information related to nail fungus . In this article, I’m going to discuss about some myths regarding fungal growth in nails.
Myth 1: It is Impossible To Cure Nail Fungus Nail Fungus is caused by a fungus that belongs to a fungus group known as dermophytes. It is also caused by Yeasts and molds. These microorganisms are best suited to thrive in environments in which we expose ourselves. Example: bathrooms, swimming pools. These organisms can be killed by medications. But it doesn’t guarantee a permanent elimination. They will continue to regrow. They also have the ability to spread to other nails. This has led to a misconception that it’s not possible to cure toenail fungus .
Myth 2: Nail Fungus can be cured quickly It is not possible to eliminate the fungus in a day or two no matter what medication you use. Drugs can cause rapid changes. These changes can be noticed in a week or two. But drugs come with a variety of dangerous side effects. All diseases take time to be cured. Fungal growth in nails also takes time to be cured. Depending on the extent of the fungal growth and the type of medication involved, we can judge the time taken to eradicate the toenail fungus . Studies have shown that it takes at least one or two months to eradicate the toenail fungus completely.
Myth 3: Toenail Fungus is a result of poor hygiene Poor hygienic conditions do promote the growth of the fungus but it isn’t the main cause. Scrubbing and footbaths can help in cleaning the nails affected by the fungus but cannot eradicate the fungus completely. However there are certain solutions in the market available that contain a mixture of natural oils and chemicals that help in eradicating toenail fungus .