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How Do I Get Rid of Toe Fungus?

Friday, 01 Oct 2010 03:03 PM

Toe fungus can be a persistent irritation for many people. It is difficult to treat, and the infection usually keeps recurring. There are people who have tried nearly every toe fungus treatment under the sun with absolutely no results. The humiliation of having wet and weeping toe nail fungus can be quite terrible. Here is a simple checklist of what you can do to control the toe fungus, and hopefully cure it forever.
 
Get it checked
Get your toe nail fungus checked by a doctor. Some symptoms of toe nail fungus are thick and brittle nails, nails that crack easily, and have a lot of white debris under the nail bed. Pain, itching, peeling, and bleeding may also appear. To confirm toe fungus infection, physicians will perform a simple potassium hydroxide test or a microscopic examination on the patient.
 
Follow the treatment
Toe fungus is persistent and it takes a long time to treat. Toe fungus treatment has two modes of attack. As the toe fungus thrives in dark, damp, and moist areas, you have to sun your feet as much as possible and combine this with topical fungus treatment that will banish the infection completely. The following can be helpful in the treatment of toe nail fungus:
  1. Keep the area dry. Use dry cotton socks to keep your feet dry and free of moisture. Preferably use open shoes that will allow sunlight to reach the infected area. Always use dry shoes, and avoid rubber or vinyl shoes that will only aggravate the problem.
  2. Your doctor will prescribe topical powders like miconazole and tonaftate that are designed to wick away moisture and keep your feet dry. Use the powder inside your socks throughout the day and then pat it on at night.
  3. Back up the powder with creams and washes. When you use the powder for an entire day, you should use drying solutions like aluminum acetate or vinegar solution to dry out the toe fungus completely. You can also use sprays and nail polishes that will stick to the nail and kill the toe fungus completely.
  4. Ensure that you follow the treatment for at least four weeks to cure the toe fungus. Continue to use the toe fungus topical applications even after the symptoms have disappeared and the nail appears clean and clear.
  5. If the toe nail fungus does not get cured, you will have to go for advanced fungus treatments like oral antifungal pills that will treat the infection completely from the inside. Do not use medications unless they have been prescribed by your doctor. Oral antifungal therapy is also not recommended if you have liver problems.
  6. You have to treat your finger nails along with your toe nails to prevent the infection from returning.
Apart from medicated creams and lotions, there is a wide range of home remedies that can be used to treat toe fungus. However, use them only if they have been recommended by a doctor.

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