Toe nail fungus is a very common problem. Fungal infections in general are very common in both finger nails and toe nails. Fungus is really an organism that thrives in dark and damp places and thus finger nail and toe nails are a good place for it to grow. Toe nail fungus is the most common of the two since your toes spend a relatively longer time in the dark than you finger nails.
Severe infection of toe nail fungus can cause your toe nail to become yellowish or brownish. They may even become thick or brittle. Extreme cases can cause the toe nail to crumble and fall off. Either way you look at it toe nail fungus is a very embarrassing, disfiguring and often painful condition.
You can avoid getting toe nail fungus by avoiding warm and moist environments such as locker rooms, public showers or spas etc where the chances of catching toe nail fungus is high. The idea is to try to keep your toe from making contact with the floor at these places. So wearing shoes, sandals or flip flops can help a lot.
Prevention is always better than cure so try to wear wool, cotton or silk socks because they absorb moisture. They also provide good ventilation which helps keep toe nail fungus at bay. Avoid synthetic socks at all cost.
There are both natural and medicinal cures for toe nail fungus and you should closely consider their advantages. Medicine such as Sporonox, Diflucan and Fulvicin are the most common but have said to have some side effects.
The best treatment options are the alternate and natural products.
It is important to realize that any toenail fungal cure is dependent on daily use until the infected tissue is eradicated, and then still more time until complete new toenails are grown. When it appears that the fungus has been beaten, you must continue using your chosen type of cure until new nails are in place.
These healthy and wise living tips/methods mentioned above will help eradicate the most persistent fungi on your toenails or fingernails.