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When left untreated for a long period of time, Onychomycosis, also known as nail fungus, can become very painful and more than difficult to get rid of. If left alone long enough, a toenail fungus infection can result in the need for you to have your toenail removed completely; having your toenail removed is uncommon nowadays, with some many treatment options available. (As long as you start treatment in a reasonable amount of time, you shouldn’t have to have your toenail removed!). If you have a toenail fungus infection that is painful, there are a few ways to stop the pain while getting rid of the infection at the same time.
One of the easiest and most effective ways to treat a toenail fungus infection is with the Cure-Ex laser. This tiny device hosts a powerful, but safe, laser that not only helps to kill the bacteria and get rid of the infection, but to strengthen your nails and improve their overall health as well. Order your Cure-Ex laser today and have healthy toenails for the summer ahead!
Onychomycosis, or nail fungus, is an extremely contagious infection. Unfortunately, most people don’t even realize that they have it until they start seeing the visual side effects. Even if you manage to get rid of some of the symptoms, the fungus can still live and grow under your nail, and get worse later.
As soon as you notice symptoms of an infection you should start treating it immediately. The sooner you begin the treatment process, the sooner your nail will be able to heal. There is a common misconception that if you leave a nail fungus infection alone eventually it will just disappear - not the case. In fact, it is actually much worse to do nothing, as the fungus will only become stronger, leading to more serious issues.
Signs and Symptoms of Onychomycosis
There are a few different types of toenail fungus infections. Each of the types are all treated the same way, but the treatment times may vary. Generally, most people experience the following symptoms:
- Nails are yellow in colour
- Bits of built up skin and nail fragments under the nail.
- The nail is discoloured and thickened, and may even be separated from the skin under the nail.
- A brittle, broken, crumbling, and thickened nail.
- Nail has an unpleasant odour
The longer you leave the infection, the more the fungus will grow. This will result in the symptoms becoming worse. Generally, toenail fungus isn’t painful, just unpleasant to look at and embarrassing. It is only when the fungus turns into an infection that it will start to hurt. While some minor pain or discomfort might be felt while the infection is still minor, the pain shouldn’t be unbearable. That being said, the longer you leave it the worse the pain will become. In some cases, it can even make walking difficult, usually due to extreme swelling. While there are over-the-counter medications you can use to treat your infection, often these are only temporary fixes, and for some people they don’t work at all. While toenail fungus is tricky to get rid of, it’s not impossible - and there are several things that you can do at home!
Start Treatment ASAP
You should start to treat your toenail fungus infection as soon as you begin to notice the symptoms. You shouldn’t feel any pain yet, but rather only see that your toenail is beginning to change. The sooner that you start treating the fungus, the sooner it will begin to heal, and will ensure that it doesn’t get worse.
Toenail Fungus Treatments That Work
There are several different types of toenail treatments available. These include creams, liquids, gels, lasers, and foot soaks. There are also medical prescriptions available that will kill the fungus and heal the nail, though these won’t stop the infection from returning, which is a common occurrence.
Laser treatments for toenail fungus infections are becoming increasingly more popular due to their effectiveness. While they are available at some clinics, most people prefer to do them at home because, for one it’s less embarrassing, and two it is much more cost effective. The Cure-Ex laser is a device that you can use at home to treat nail fungus infections. Just close the device on your infected nail 7 minutes a day, up to 3 times a day.
The device uses a blue light that kill the contagious bacteria at the surface, and uses low level laser pulse radiation to penetrate past the cell tissue and kill the bacteria beneath the surface of the nail. The Cure-Ex is one of the only treatments that not only helps heal nail fungus infections, but also helps to prevent them as well. Most people who have used the Cure-Ex laser saw an improvement in just a few weeks.
Using a foot soak is also a an effective toenail fungus treatment that most people don’t consider. Foot soaks allow the medicine and natural herbal treatments into your skin and nail at the same time. Tea tree oil soaks are one of the more common treatments, as it is easy to get a hold of tea tree oil, and the oil has been proven to have healing properties; tea tree oil is a natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic oil. All of these will help to kill the fungus at a quicker rate, and reduce any pain you may experience.