So you have noticed your nails are looking a little odd and are not showing their usual color, shape, or may be showing a spot or line of some sort. If you fall into this category you may be exhibiting the beginning signs of a nail fungus. Additionally, if you see these signs as not severe or look like the starting stages, you may want to try conventional methods of fungus removal such as topicals or homeopathic remedies.

There are currently an array of topicals available for fungus removal and can be easily found with a quick visit to your neighborhood drugstore/pharmacy or a quick online search. Topicals can be found in the form of creams, lacquers, sprays, ointments, etc. If the problem is occurring on the nails, your best bet is to use an antifungal lacquer or ointment. These will both try to penetrate through the nail to kill the fungi. Antifungal sprays and creams are better for treating fungus present on the surrounding skin of the nails. If you feel that you are exhibiting signs on the skin as well or have athlete’s foot, you may want to consider using both the lacquer/ointment and spray/cream.

Homeopathic remedies are also an option that may help in the beginning/pre stages of nail fungus. Herbal supplements and ointments such as tea tree oil have a chemical composition that has been said to help treat nail fungus.

If you have tried these methods and the symptoms persist, you should definitely contact a podiatrist or dermatologist to have your nails and/or feet examined. Topicals and homeopathic remedies have a low likelihood of treating nail fungus, but if the nails are just beginning to show signs you may be able to tackle the problem before it worsens and spreads.