Toenail fungus remedies

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toenail fungus remedies are numerous including Local and systemic treatment options are available, and should be sought from your healthcare provider.

Individuals should recognize that continued exposure to an environment conducive to growth of fungus (a warm, moist environment such as in a shoe) is likely to lead to recurrence of the infection.

• Debridement of the nail can be performed to relieve pain without directly treating the fungus. • Home remedies such as vinegar or Vicks® Vapo®Rub have not been well studied.

toenail fungus ointment: Local treatment with a brush on solution of cyclopirox (Penlac) has limited effectiveness when used alone, but may be used in combination with oral medications or subsequent to removal of the nail as a new nail is growing.

• Removal of the nail can reduce symptoms rapidly, but regrowth of the nail can take one year during which time local treatment for fungus can be performed. • Oral medications include terbinafine (Lamisil), itraconazole (Sporanox), and griseofulvin (Fulvicin). Treatment regimens vary and can last between six weeks and one year. Side effects of systemic treatment include gastrointestinal disorders, liver toxicity, skin rash and other hypersensitivities. These medications should not be taken during pregnancy or if there is a chance you will become pregnant because of effects on the fetus.