How Do You Fix Yellow Toenails In A Hurry …
As a Foot Health Professional I have seen loads of yellow, white and black toenails over my 15 year career.
But what does it mean to have a yellow or white toenail?
And how do you fix yellow toenails fast!
Yellow or white nails on your toes or fingers mean only one thing.
Fungus is eating away at your healthy nails but slowly but surely, the infection worsens and you will notice your nails.
- Weaken and split easily
- Discolour and look tinged in appearance
- Small white spots or patches will appear
- Nails become thicker which traps the fungus
- Nails look yellow or brown and may begin to smell
- White stuff under the toenails
- Nail crumbles and is really hard to cut with clippers
Although toenail fungus and white or yellow toenails will not cause any harm to your health in general.
The worst part of having yellow nails or thick toenails is how they look,
You may get looks or comments from your friends and for most the main reason i get asked how to fix yellow toenails
Is because they make you feel embarrassed and they look ugly.
So what can you do today,
To begin healing and ridding your toenails of their discolouration and thickness.
Fungal nails can not be cured overnight.
Patiences is required and for severe thick yellow nails if may take up to 12 months to get them to look natural and healthy again.
But there is some good news!
When you start treating your nails daily you will begin to see the yellowness disappearing pretty fast!.
Within 2-3 weeks of using a basic product like an antibacterial cream is how long most of my patients nails begin to respond.
Experts tips to heal fungal nails quicker!
- Keep your nails trimmed and filed short
- Wash and soak your feet in a anti fungal wash
- Change your socks 1-2 times a day if you sweat excessively
- Boost your immune system to encourage your body to heal faster.
Keep your nails trimmed and filed short.
Cutting your nails will encourage them to grow more !
If you struggle to cut your own nails due to poor mobility it may be worth investing in long handled pistol grip clippers.
Learn more here about easy reach clippers.
Cutting the nails is great but even if you can file the nails down every 5-10 days using a emery board or diamondeb chiropody file.
That will keep your nails trim and smooth.
Wash your feet in a quality antibacterial soap wash
Soaking your feet takes no more than 10 minutes!
So once a week grab a bowl of warm water and relax and soak your feet for 10- 15 minutes.
When you are done you must dry your skin and toes really well.
Damp and wet feet is perfect breeding conditions for fungus!
Most products include tea tree oil in them which is a powerful antibacterial and healing natural oil,
You can purchase antibacterial washes for feet on Amazon and i personally like Purley Northwest Anti fungal Wash
Quick Bonus Tip
If you wear work boots or trainers all day you should also use a good shoe deodoriser ,
this acts as a barrier for your feet and prevent bacteria forming and keeps your feet healthy as you treat your yellow toenails.
Change your socks daily!
Simple and i think obvious thing to do but your wont believe how many patients i meet who wear the same socks 2-5 times a week!
Socks are cheap and easy to wash!
So just change them at least once a day and any bacteria will be killed in your washing machine!.
A healthy strong body repairs faster!
If your health is not great,
Maybe you suffer from diabetes, poor immune systems or just plain exhausted at work.
Increase your vitamin c and zinc intake to boost your bodies natural healing capabilities.
Help your body heal faster and cure the fungus quicker.
How do you fix yellow toenails using over the counter solutions
Im not going to rant here but…..
Do not waste your time on expensive solutions like,
Curanail, dr scholls, Excilor
Sorry but in over 15 years working in the foot industry i have never seen a patient cure their fungal nails with these products!
Products i have used successfully with patients for nail fungus include.
Gehwol Nail & Skin Cream
Daktarin Antibacterial Cream
Tea Tree Oil
Loceryl Topical Solution
How do you fix yellow toenails using laser treatment
A new treatment for yellow and fungal nails,
Its pretty pricey to have done as only podiatry clinics offer this service.
The laser is positioned over the infected nails and the laser emits high doses of light which focuses on the bacteria within the nails and destroys the nail fungus.
Several treatments are necessary.
Do not use antibiotics to fix your toenail fungus
Antibiotics cures yellow white thick toenails,
But at the expense of your gut and kidneys!
Every patient i have met who has gone down this route has had to take medication from the Doctor for at least 6 months.
And when you stop the pills the fungus just returns.
So i believe this is not a serious option to heal yellow nails caused by fungus.
Which ever yellow nail treatment you choose to fix your nails with,
I hope you get the results you want asap!
But if you need more help leave me a comment below or send me a private message on my Facebook page here.
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