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Home Remedies and Treatment to Get Rid of Toenail Fungus Infections

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 01:54 AM

Toenail fungus infections are generally present with nail discoloration, bad odor, and discharge. It may actually begin as a white or yellow spot that could be observed just under the tip of your toenail or fingernail. As the nail fungus spreads, the nail discolors and thickens. Brittleness of toenail is also seen due to nail fungus problem. Toenail fungus is curable with proper treatment and it can be prevented by simple home remedies. It may take a longer time to get rid of toenail fungus than the time taken in treatment of other skin infections.  
Early treatment is the key to success to get rid of toenail fungus. Some ointments for application over the toenail are very simple to use at home. However, the treatment of toenail fungus requires a lot of patience and utmost care at home. One may be prescribed oral antifungal treatment to get rid of a severe toenail fungus problem. Nail fungus often recurs after some time making the treatment ineffective, so it is very important to follow all the instructions of your health care provider properly, to completely get rid of toenail fungus.  

Cleanliness practiced at home is very important to get rid of toenail fungus. One should avoid moisture in shoes and socks to prevent the nail infection.
Avoiding tight shoes and walking barefoot while at home are often advised by doctors.
One important step to be followed at home is to regularly cut off the outgrown nail that is affected with nail fungus.
One can apply vinegar or tea tree oil over the area affected with nail fungus as an effective home remedy. Diluting cinnamon leaf oil in water and soaking your feet in this is an effective way to treat toenail fungus at home.
Many medical conditions like diabetes and immune deficiency make it difficult to get rid of nail fungus easily. The treatment is generally started after investigating the disease properly.
It is generally observed that home remedies work only in very early stages to get rid this problem and one has to switch to proper treatment for complete relief. Sometimes the toenail may separate from the nail bed and produce a watery discharge with bad odor.

In more severe cases, surgical intervention is required since the treatment may fail in making the nail get rid of the infection completely. A newer treatment with laser is also showing good results to get rid of this toenail fungus.

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Nail fungus infection is a chronic disorder mainly evident in toenail. It takes very long treatment to get rid of the problem. At-home remedies also work in the initial stages.
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