Toe Nail Fungus -----
What Causes Toe Nail Fungus?
Fungus toenails are caused by microorganisms that invade the nail bed, causing the nail to become thick, discolored, and flaky. Fungus that invade the nail bed come from many sources.
Common sources of nail fungus:
- Public showers (such as the gym or the beach)
- Result of a damaged nail (allows the fungus easier access)
The Many Myths of Nail Fungus
The fungus will spread to the body and cause serious infection and harm. FALSE.
“ALL” prescription medicines will harm the liver.
FALSE – Prescriptions may or may not have side effects depending on many factors.
Old family recipes will kill the fungus without prescription medicines.
We have heard many such stories and will happily share the results from people who have tried these “other” treatments.
So What Is The Best Cure For Toe Nail Fungus?
There are good oral and topical treatments available that are safe, effective, and work better than “alternative” treatments. Besides medication, it may be necessary to remove part of the infected nail (called debridement). The best method may be to have a podiatrist culture the nail, determine what is causing the problem, and form a treatment plan.