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The Impact of Unsightly Toenail Fungus
Toenail fungus infection is the most common cause of yellow, thick and deformed toenails. The nails often become rough and brittle, and often tend to separate from the nail bed.The fungus that infects the toenail is usually the same fungus that causes athletes foot. It tends to be progressive infection that damages the nail. The infection usually starts at the tip of the nail and progresses gradually to the nail bed. It can affect a single toenail or several nails on one foot or both feet. The fungus thrives in moist and dark environment. Therefore is more likely to affect toenails (sweaty feet inside shoes) than fingernails.
Toenail fungus is a chronic condition that impacts your quality of life and can even lead to serious health problems for patients with diabetes or immune disorders. The treatment of toenail fungus is difficult because the infection is under the nail, which makes it hard for medications to reach and fight the fungus.
Fungal Toenails Treatment Options
Treatment of Toenail Fungus is difficult because the infection lies deep under the toenail and is difficult to reach by standard topical medications. Treatments such as antifungal nail polish or oral medications may be associated with side effects or harmful drug interactions. Home remedies such as bleach, vinegar, mouthwash, or household cleaners are often recommended, but ultimately fail to resolve the problem. Unlike oral medications, the laser treatment targets only the toenail fungus, so there is no risk of liver toxicity or interaction with medications.
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