Tag: toenail fungus

Treating Toe Nail Fungus

toe-nail-fungusExtra care is needed if you have figured out that your toe nail is infected with fungus. Toe nail fungus treatments can be easy if it is on primary stage and it can be difficult if it has gone to the second level. Generally any disease shifts to its second level if it is left untreated or treatment is delayed.

There are many toenail fungus treatments available. These include tropical treatments such as nail paints containing amoorolfine or ciclopirox, oral medications such as itraconazole and terbinafine, surgical treatments and numerous home/herbal remedies.

Sometimes the doctor combines systemic and tropical treatments.

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Signs And Symptoms of Toenail Fungus

Any health problem requires treatment. It is a general tendency to leave the things for ‘some other time’. But there are some diseases which need immediate medical attention and treatment. If not, they aggravate. Nail fungus is one of such diseases.

As far it is an ailment of a stiff, bristle body part, it may seem to you that it can be treated later. But as a matter of fact, it needs as much attention as any other body ailment.

The medical name of toenail fungus is ‘Onychomycosis’. It is also known as ‘tinea unguium’. Nail fungus is amongst the common most diseases of nails. Fungus can occur in any foot nail, but toenail fungus is the most common. 6 to 8 percent adults catch Onychomycosis.

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