Onychomycosis: it’s a nefarious-sounding name for a nefarious fungal infection. This fungal infection of the toenail can burrow its way so deep into your toenail that it’s difficult for medicines to reach the fungus causing the infection. But, fortunately, an effective onychomycosis treatment doesn’t need to be complicated. In fact, they’re almost mundane in their simplicity. There are only a few important aspects that a good treatment needs to address. And once you know what to look for in an onychomycosis treatment, you’ll be able to choose an effective treatment that isn’t too expensive and will clear up your case of onychomycosis in good time.
The most important part of an effective onychomycosis treatment is, for obvious reasons, an effective fungicide. The fungicide is what will kill the fungus that is causing the toenail infection in the first place. It’s preferable to find a medication that uses multiple fungicides, since there are a variety of fungi that may be at the root of your infection. By using several different fungicides, you can make sure that not even one fungus survives to mount a renewed attack after you think you’ve conquered your onychomycosis and stop using the treatment. It’s better to have too many fungicides than not enough.
But the strength and number of the fungicides won’t matter if none of them are able to reach the fungus itself. That’s why an effective onychomycosis treatment will also use a nail softener to allow the treatment to penetrate deep within the nail to where the fungus is lurking. There should also be a debriding ingredient in your treatment that will get rid of debris resulting from the infection. It’s this debris that turns an infected nail yellow, and getting rid of this debris will also help the treatment to access the fungus.
Once the fungicide has killed the fungus, the time for regrowth is near. An effective onychomycosis treatment will include vitamins and nutrients to soothe your battle-worn nail and encourage it to grow back, healthy and sound. Not only will a healthy nail remove any trace of the infection, but it will also prevent future infections, as long as you take care to keep the nail healthy by trimming it regularly and making sure that it’s always clean and dry. Onymychosis is an unpleasant experience, but you can conquer it with a good treatment, a little patience, and persistence in the fight until the toenail fungus is cured.