how to get rid of toenail fungus permanently

How to Get Rid of Toenail Fungus Permanently

You’ve had an infection for a long time, or your toenail fungus keeps returning. It’s hardly surprising that you want to get rid of toenail fungus permanently. While there are lots of over-the-counter (OTC) treatments, only a few products that work. You’re not alone in your frustrations. In fact, according to the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, nail fungus affects around 10% of the population (around 35 million people). A fungal infection comes with pain, discomfort, and […]

What Happens To Toenail Fungus If Left Untreated?

What Happens To Toenail Fungus If Left Untreated?

Toenail fungus is stubborn, contagious and extremely difficult to treat. A mild toenail fungus may initially look like a cosmetic issue. Because it doesn’t bother many people at the outset, they choose to live with it in the hope that it will go away on its own. Unfortunately, if toenail fungus is left untreated, it WILL get worse over time. Toenail fungus could destroy the rest of the nail, infect nearby nails, damage the surrounding […]

Is Toenail Fungus Hereditary?

Is Toenail Fungus Hereditary?

Technically, toenail fungus (onychomycosis) is not a hereditary condition. It is caused by specific species of fungi, including Candida (yeasts), dermatophytes and non-dermatophytes. Fungi are microorganisms that require certain conditions to thrive. Once they find these conditions, they will proliferate in this area, causing a fungal infection of the nail(s). Genes cannot cause toenail fungus. However, even though you cannot directly inherit a toenail fungus, you can be genetically predisposed to be vulnerable to the […]

what happens if toenail fungus is not treated?

Can Toenail Fungus Spread to Skin?

Toenail infections often cause nails to thicken and become distorted, which may be accompanied by itching and odor. The fungal infection that causes toenail fungus is contagious and can spread to other parts of your body if left untreated. In most cases, fungal infections may spread to unaffected toenails because the fungi in your socks and footwear can infect other nails. The same fungi responsible for toenail fungus may also infect the skin around your […]

How to Use Lavender Oil for Toenail Fungus

How to Use Lavender Oil for Toenail Fungus

Lavender oil is extracted from certain species of lavender plants. New research suggests that it may have powerful antifungal properties. It reduces symptoms of toenail fungus by preventing fungi, such as candida and dermatophytes from growing. When applied topically, it can alter the cell membranes of fungal cells, causing them to die quickly. Be sure to wash your feet and clip your nails before applying lavender oil. Using it twice a day can help to […]

Will White Iodine Get Rid of Toenail Fungus?

Does White Iodine for Toenail Fungus Work?

White iodine is a popular home remedy for nail fungus due to its antifungal and antiseptic properties. It is used for strengthening weak and brittle nails. Topical application is believed to fortify the keratin that makes up the nails, making the toenails stronger. Whether iodine works for fungal nail infections is debatable. It faces the same difficulties as other topical treatments in curing nail fungus, such as getting past the nail plate to eradicate the […]