Almost everyone is familiar with toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, which is a fungal infection of the nail resulting in thick, brittle, and yellowing nails. If you have heard of toenail fungus chances are that you are aware of the fact that toenail fungus is very difficult to cure, especially if you or a loved one have tried and failed to cure a case of toenail fungus. To understand why toenail fungus is difficult to cure, you must first understand who toenail fungus develops. 

Prior to popular belief, toenail fungus does not originate from the toenail itself, but rather from the nail bed underneath the nail. The way toenail fungus takes place is that fungal spores from the environment infect the nail bed. Fungal spores can exist anywhere in the environment, but especially thrive in damp and dark environments. The fungal spores are able to reach your nail bed when you have a cut on your toe, or if your toenail is cracked from some sort of trauma. Once the fungal spores reach your nail bed, they begin to reproduce and grow there, and slowly infect the nail, resulting in thickened, brittle and yellowing nails characteristic of toenail fungus. 

The mistake people make in treating toenail fungus is that they attempt to treat the toenails instead of the actual source of the infection. People will resort to topical creams, ointments, or solutions. Some cut off the part of the nail that appears to be infected, and others remove the toenail entirely. This is not a reasonable solution, since once the toenail grows back it will grow back infected since the source of infection is still present. This is why it appears that toenail fungus is difficult to cure. 

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/.