People advocating for natural toenail fungus remedies do not do so to cause the downfall of big, capitalist pharmaceutical companies that manufacture synthetic drugs. They do so primary to raise awareness and encourage use of natural products. The debate between natural and synthetic rages in many fields but we’ll stick to toenail fungus.
Onychomycosis, or the fungal infection of the nail, is highly common. It accounts for about half of all cases of nail abnormalities. Toenail fungus is more common than fingernail fungus.
The fungi dermatophytes cause onychomycosis, They breed and thrive in wet, warm and dark places. Moist and warm feet enclosed in footwear is therefore an ideal breeding ground for the fungi.
Dermpaophytes feed on the keratin content of the nail. Once acquired, it manifests first as discoloration at the tip of the nail. It sets in quickly though, and once it does, it will embed deeply in the nail. And quickly as well to cover the entire nail. That is why the best opportunity to kill of toenail fungus is during its early stages.
If you should know anything about toenail fungus, it is this – toenail fungus is very difficult and tricky to cure. Treating it often causes frustration because it takes a long time and considerable expense. And this is the main argument for natural treatment and against synthetic drugs.
Treatment should be carried out over a prolonged period of time, anywhere between six to 18 months. Imagine yourself taking oral prescription medication for so long just for toenail fungus! Synthetic drugs need to be prescribed by a physician. Progress needs to be monitored by a physician as well. And we all know that extended consumption of drugs always has adverse side effects. In the case of drugs for toenail fungus, it is possible organ damage specifically to the liver. You may to go in for laboratory testing for toxicity every so often as well.