If you are one of many people who suffer from nail fungus, you may be wondering how to treat it. The most common nail fungus affects the toenails. It is less likely to have the fungus in the fingernails but they are both treated in the same way.
A nail infection carries any of the following symptoms:
– Discoloration of the nail (yellow, brown or white)
– Roughness and thickening
– Crumbling nail edges
– Separation of the nail from the bed
– Pain and tenderness
– Constant itch under nail
If you suffer from any of the former, you should know that there are cures available. In this article, we will discuss these cures in depth. But before we do, it is important to know contain your fungus. Some ways to ensure that it does not spread include:
1. Wearing breathable shoes and socks. Make sure you keep your shoes dry and cool.
2. Do not scratch the fungal nail with your clean nails. This will only spread the fungus from nail to nail.
3. Use separate towels to dry the affected nails after having a shower.
4. Do not walk barefoot in high risk areas. These include gyms, pools, locker rooms, etc.
Remember, these tips are not a cure. They are just ways to stop your fungus from worsening. You will need treatment if you want to cure your nail fungus.
Firstly, you may have heard about the never ending list of home remedies. These remedies have been thoroughly tested and the results are rather poor. On average, they have a success rate of around 4-6%. Out of this small percentage, 85% will only see a small improvement. From these results, you could suggest that your chances of curing nail fungus with a home remedy are rather grim.
The most aggressive way to treat the fungus is with oral medications (Lamisil and Sporonox). They are quite expensive (run into the thousands) however they have been proven to have a much higher success rate of up to 60%. Unfortunately, such medications do not come without a long list of side effects which usually deters the consumers. Some of the common side effects include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headaches, abdominal pain and rashes, to name a few. On top of this, there are more serious events which include liver damage and hepatitis.
I’m guessing you may be feeling quite helpless after reading that. Don’t be, as there are other ways out. In fact, there is a product on the market that has risen to the #1 treatment available world-wide in a matter of months. It is an oil treatment that is applied to the nails morning and night and there have been no reported side effects. Studies show a success rate as high as 90%. To top it off, it is rather inexpensive in comparison to aforementioned oral medications. It is called Zeta Clear (link at the bottom of article). If you have been confused on how to treat nail fungus, we recommend this product highly. Unfortunately, Zeta Clear is not available at your local pharmacy. It is only available for purchase online. They ship world wide but you may have to wait for up to 2 weeks or more to start your treatment.