How to treat a fungal toenail infection
If you do encounter a fungal toenail infection this winter, remember there are treatment options available.
The first step is always to speak to your doctor to first ascertain that you do have a fungal infection, then determine the best course of action.
One option is a treatment such as RestoraNail. This daily treatment works on both the infection itself and damaged nails. It can work in as little as a month for some patients*, and has been shown to remove nail fungi for almost two-thirds of patients after six months. For more severe cases, your doctor may suggest an oral antifungal medication.
Your doctor may suggest a topical treatment, such as a cream or ointment, or even an oral medication depending on the extent of the infection. Topical treatments are often all that’s required for less severe cases, so identifying and treating the problem early is usually the easiest route.
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* Nasir, A., Swick, L., et al., “Clinical Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy of a New Topical Treatment for Onychomycosis”. J. of Drugs in Dermatology. 2011;10;10;1186–1191. Research sponsored by Chesson Laboratory Associates Inc.