Quick Nail Fungus Treatment You Can Do Today And Get Results.
Are you looking for a quick fix nail fungus treatment on your finger or toenails?, maybe you are going on holiday and want to get rid of your embarrassing toe nail fungus.
Well hang on there because i have some quick nail fungus treatment options you can start at home today.
I am a Foot Health Practitioner and have been treating fungal toenails for the past 13 years and the one thing i can tell you is that fungal nails are very stubborn very common and a real pain to cure.
Like warts and verruca, patience and repetition is necessary when treating the fungus and there is no such thing as a quick nail fungus treatment!
Im sorry but there really is not a 24 hour miracle cure,.
But knowing the warning signs of toe and finger nail fungus will ensure your nails remain healthy and fungus free.
What Does Nail Fungus Look Like?
The first signs of nail fungus on your toe or finger nails will begin as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your nail.
A ridge or split may occur with a white line along the damaged nail.
Nail fungus as it spreads causes the nail to thickened, dry and flaky.
As time goes on the nail will become yellowish-brown and the nail may begin to crumble and look heavily calloused and unattractive .
When the nails become rough and thickened this may cause some pain around the toe from pressure of the thicker infected nail. Some nails may even give off a foul odour.
Prevention Is the Best Cure For Nail Fungus
I believe the best treatment for fungus nails is prevention.
As i have mentioned above curing nail fungus is very difficult
but not impossible!
When you have treated and repaired your nails back to a healthy looking condition don`t trust them!!!
Often the nails look great so you stop the treatment and within 3 months the fungi begins attacking your nail bed and before you know it the yellow fungus is back!
So i would recommend you keep to a daily foot health ritual to prevent fungus returning.
Foot Pain Relief Expert Foot Health Rituals
- After showering each day make sure your feet and toes are totally dry before walking off and putting your socks on.
- Clean your feet everyday, a relaxing treatment is to soak your feet in a bowl of warm water with epsom salts for 10 minutes this will not only relax and distress you mentally the epsom salts are amazing for muscle repair and relieving cramps and aching muscles.
- Cut your toe and finger nails regularly. Splits or tears to the nails can be an entry point for the bacteria.
- Ladies! remove you nail varnish and allow your nails to breath. Wearing nail varnish suffocates the nails and is my #1 reason women get nail fungus. Im not saying don’t wear it but make sure you remove it and if possible have a few days off before reapplying.
- Change your socks daily. If you suffer from sweaty feet apply a foot deodoriser or powder for all day protection.
- At the gym or swimming pool wear flip flops in all the communal areas especially the showers!
- If you do have nail fungus do not share bath towels as you could spread the fungus to your partner!
The Biggest Nail Fungus Myth You Need To Know
Antibiotics are not a quick nail fungus treatment and is unlikely in my opinion to cure your nails of the dreaded fungus.
I meet so may patients who want to go on antibiotics to get rid of their nail fungus because they have read this works fast.
The minimum time frame you would need to be on antibiotics for nail fungus would be 6 months and over that period you could cause serious damage to your gut and kidneys.
So please don`t go down this route most foot health professional and general doctors would not recommend this course of treatment.
All the patients i have met who have tried this, the minute they stopped the antibiotics the nail fungus returns.
Want to get back your healthy nails?
Here are 3 Quick Nail Fungus Treatment ‘s You Can Start Doing TODAY!!!!!!
In my opinion the regular over the counter remedies for nail fungus are just not effective Curanail, Scholls, ClearZal….
These are expensive and in effective and i would recommend you try these less expensive treatments which my patients benefit from.
1: Potassium Permengate Crystals
Potassium permanganate can act as an antiseptic. For example, dilute solutions are used to treat canker sores (ulcers), disinfectant for the hands and treatment for mild pompholyx, dermatitis, and fungal infections of the hands or feet. * wikipedia.
You can buy potassium permanganate for a few ££$$ £3.99 was the last tub 50g i purchased and it lasts for ages. It is available from most drug stores and as most things in life Amazon.
How to use Potassium Permanganate Crystals
BEWARE When using Potassium Permanganate your feet will go a brownish colour! but this does wear off after a few days but try and tip the toes into the water so you only have minimal discolouration.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of PPC into a bowl of warm water, the water will go purple!.
Soak the nails for 10 minutes and dry with an OLD towel. Poor the water down a outside drain so you do not discolour your home or bath sinks.
2: Vicks Vaporub Rub
A surprising quick nail fungus treatment is Vicks Vaporub its ingredients include camphor, menthol, eucalyptus oil, cedar leaf oil, nutmeg oil, petrolatum, and thymol and turpentine oil, encourages natural healing of nail fungus.
Vicks themselves do not advertise this fact but several trials have been completed and results are proven.
How to use Vicks Vaporub on nails with fungus
Apply to the effected nails daily, by rubbing a small amount of the Vicks on and around the nail trying to get some under the nail if possible (this is where the fungus is within the nail bed)
Make sure the nails are dry before applying.
Trim your nails, this encourages the nails to grow quicker. And the Fungus to go faster.
3: Anti-fungal Creams ( Daktarin- Lamasil- Mycota-Mycil- Canasten)
You probably have a tube of one of these creams hanging around the house. Commonly used for athletes foot conditions but also contains anti fungal agents that will kill the fungi bacteria,
You will defiantly notice using a anti fungal cream the discolouration of the nails improving, the yellow or white patches can clear up pretty quick 10-14 days.
How to use an anti fungal cream on fungal nails.
Rub a little cream on and around the nail 1-2 times a day when dry.
If possible try and get under the tip of the nail as this is the root of the fungus.
How I treat fungal nails my treatment plans
As mentioned i wish there was a quick nail fungus treatment out there i could say to buy and be guaranteed that it will work and heal the fungus for good.
But unfortunately there isn’t one guaranteed product.
But, what i have found is using a combination of treatments speeds up the recovery time of nail fungus and stops it returning.
I believe choosing two treatments and ensuring you start a daily foot health ritual will give you the fastest results.
Apply Vicks Vaporub once a day for 14 days and then start over the next 14 days with an anti fungal cream and repeat for 6 weeks.
I think you need to allow 4-6 weeks to be honest to start seeing real changes to the nails especially toe nails.
Finger nails are always much quicker and within 2 weeks the nails discolouration will improve.
If you are treating toe nail fungus then i my preferred treatment plan is to
apply Daktarin Cream for 7 days and then Amoils Toe Nail Fungus Oil.
Amoils is an all natural treatment containing essential oils which have no harsh chemicals or additives and i use on my patients who suffer from :
Finger nail fungus
Toe nail fungus
Yeast Infections of the nails
I have found over the past few years natural remedies much more effective to cure foot conditions like plantar warts and fungal nails then over the counter chemical based treatments.
I think this is because our bodies respond to natural remedies and do not respond so well to pharmacy based drugs like antibiotics and anti fungicides. Often by increasing our vitamins and minerals we can heal so much faster naturally.
I hope you have found this post helpful and has given you some new ideas and possible treatment options to treat you nail fungus.
If you have a question please leave me a comment below and i will be happy to respond,
And if you have found this post beneficial i would be grateful if you would share it on your social media sites.
Zara Butti MAFHP MCFHP
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