People often confuse the word “treatment” with the word “cure.” Treatments and cures can both get rid of infections, but only cures work on a permanent basis. There are lots of different toenail fungus treatments, but there is no such thing as a toenail fungus cure. Of course, this doesn’t mean that everyone who treats toenail fungus will have to suffer through another infection in the future. Lots of people who get rid of their toenail fungus once never have to treat it again. But the only way to truly decrease your chances of becoming re-infected with toenail fungus is by actively trying to prevent it from coming back again.
Toenail fungus can spread from person to person fairly easily. This can be done simply by that second person stepping in the same spot that the infected person already stepped. This is especially true if the infected person tends to walk around barefoot. Places you should avoid are public pools and showers, as well as any other places that people often go shoeless. The best thing for everyone to do would be to wear open toe shoes such as sandals, flip-flops, or other forms of open toe footwear in these areas to help prevent the spread of toenail fungus, as well as to prevent other people from becoming infected with it.
Nail fungus can be very difficult to treat. Some people try to treat their nail fungus for years, or even decades. One of the reasons for this is that many nail fungus treatments have difficulty reaching the nail fungus that lives on the nail bed. Home remedies and topical medications are good examples of these kind of treatments. If you try one of these treatments the changes of you seeing the results that you want are very slim. In this case, if you don’t succeed and keep trying the same treatments over and over again, you may just be wasting your time.
If you try an unsuccessful nail fungus treatment you shouldn’t give up completely. You should just try using a different treatment instead. The treatment that is best suited to penetrate the nail is nail fungus laser treatment. Unlike home remedies and topical medications, laser treatment does have a high success rate so your results will likely be much better. Of course, the best thing would be for you to succeed the first time, so you may want to skip the less successful treatment options and try nail fungus laser treatment right away. If you succeed the first time, you won’t need to try, try again.