10% of the U.S. population will experience toenail fungus at some point in their lives. Toenail fungus is typically found in adults and the elderly and your chances of developing toenail fungus actually increases with age. Around 25% of adults will have had to deal with nail fungus by the time they reach 40 years old, and for senior citizens that chance increases to 50%.
Toenail fungus can infect your nails through the cracks of your nails and sometimes the cuts on your skin surrounding the nails. There are several signs of toenail fungus, often times the toenail can change color ranging from yellow, blue, and black, it can cause the nail to become hard and thick making daily maintenance almost impossible, and it can easily distort and directly change the shape of the nail completely. The dark and damp environment of your shoes are the perfect breeding ground for the fungus to grow making toenails easily susceptible to nail infections rather than our hands. If you leave toenail fungus untreated it can spread to your other nails, hands, and even skin!
Most people that have dealt with toenail fungus in the past know the struggle all too well of trying to cure it on their own. There are hundreds of home remedies to choose from, but no official records exist of their effectiveness. The reason for this is because most of the treatments that are done at home are just mixing up a few ingredients and applying the mixture as a topical to the nail. Toenail fungus is living, thriving, sandwiched in between the nail and the skin of the toe making topicals near impossible to penetrate. There are a few medical procedures you can have done if you suffer from toenail fungus of varying rates of effectiveness.
The most effective way of treating nail fungus is using the PinPointe laser, which is FDA approved and targets the fungus at the source of the infection. To cure your toenail fungus, you can schedule a free consultation with a doctor at one of over 120 locations by calling 1-(800) 672-0625, or going to https://www.lasernailtherapy.com/.