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Getting Rid of Toenail Fungus

There are several ways to get rid of toenail fungus. Some of these methods are home remedies, oral medication, topical medication, surgery, and proper foot care can cure the problem.
Some symptoms that you have toenail fungus may include bad foot odor, brittle toenails, discoloration (dark or yellow), pain, no sheen, or thick toenails.

Getting rid of toenail fungus is usually simple in mild cases and in severe cases it can be very difficult to cure. If you suspect you have toenail fungus it is wise to seek professional advice. Your doctor may prescribe medications that most likely will cure the fungus. If the medication does not work the doctor may suggest surgery to remedy the problem. There is also a new laser procedure that you may talk to your doctor about.

There is also over the counter medication and topical solutions and sprays available. Check with a pharmacist to see if they may be able to recommend the right one for you.

Proper foot care can also get rid of toenail fungus. Change your socks daily. Make sure your feet stay dry and the use of medicated foot powder can be very effective.
Home remedies include soaking your feet in vinegar for fifteen minutes a day and then rinse and dry. This may not work depending on the type of fungus. You can also try putting vapor rub on your feet once a day and again this may not work for you depending on the type of fungus.

There are very few methods for getting rid of toenail fungus. Some people just learn to live with it as long as it is not causing any kind of pain.

Of course depending on the type of fungus depends on the type of treatment you will need. To determine this you should consult  medical professionals and they can tell you what you need to do.

Getting Rid of Toenail Fungus