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Can Toenail Fungus Be Completely Cured?

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Can Toenail Fungus Be Completely Cured? | Gotham Footcare

Dealing with toenail fungus can be frustrating. The infection can still persist even after trying various over-the-counter and home remedies. So if you're wondering whether toenail fungus can ever be cured, the answer is yes – but it may not be with the solution you think.

You can drop the over-the-counter methods because they're not reliable in most cases. Instead, let's dive into what works.

What is Toenail Fungus?

Fungal nails, also called onychomycosis, is a prevalent condition that results in a fungal infection of the fingernails or toenails. The nails may become thickened, discolored, brittle, and unshapely, and may even separate from the nail bed. This condition may feel embarrassing, but rest reassured that you're not alone. Up to 14% of the population is affected by onychomycosis, according to the CDC.

Symptoms of Fungal Nails

The most common symptom of fungal nails is the appearance of one or more white or yellow spots on the tip of the fingernail or toenail. The nails may become thicker, brittle, and ragged as the infection progresses. It may also separate from the nail bed. You may notice a slight or complete discoloration, and the nails may also become distorted in shape.

Causes of Fungal Nail Fungal nail infections are caused by Fungal organisms called dermatophytes, that feed on the dead tissue of skin and nails. How exactly does this process start in the first place?

When you walk barefoot in public bathing facilities such as pools and gyms, you increase the risk of coming in contact with the fungus that causes onychomycosis. All it takes is someone with nail fungus to walk on the surface before you. The fungus first contaminates the skin on the bottom of your feet and then spreads into your nail through a crack or cut. Once the fungus is on your nails, it can be challenging to get rid of.

Places you can be exposed to nail fungus:

  • Swimming pools
  • Saunas and steam rooms
  • Hot tubs
  • Gyms and locker rooms
  • Nail salons

Nail fungus thrives in dark, warm, and moist environments, like the above areas. It's also more common in people with certain health conditions, such as diabetes or psoriasis, because these conditions can cause changes in the nails, making them more susceptible to infection.

  • Keep your nails clean and trimmed.
  • Avoid contact with contaminated surfaces.
  • Wear footwear that is breathable and well-fitting.
  • Change your socks and shoes regularly.
  • Use an antifungal powder or spray on your shoes.

Conventional Fungal Nail Treatment

Fungal nail infections can be challenging to treat. The most common treatment is the combination of a prescription grade topical antifungal cream for the feet, a prescription antifungal nail lacquer, and an oral antifungal medication for up to three months. Some oral medications have side effects and do not always work. If the infection does not respond to treatment, the nail may need to be removed.

There are various over-the-counter methods that you can try. These include anti-fungal creams, ointments, or sprays. Unfortunately, many of these medications fail to effectively eliminate the infection.

Meet Clearanail, Gotham Footcare’s Favorite Fungal Nail Treatment

Clearanail is a new and innovative treatment for fungal nail infections. It is a two-fold system that drills tiny holes into the infected nails to allow the anti-fungal solution to reach the fungus deep down below the nail plate where it is difficult to treat fungus. The second part of the treatment involves applying the anti-fungal solution directly to the nails daily.

Clearanail is a much more effective treatment than oral antifungal medication or over-the-counter creams and ointments. Because it gets down into the nails where the fungus is, it can kill the infection at the source.

Clearanail Treatment

Clearanail is perfect for anyone who is looking for a safe and effective treatment for their fungal nail infection. The treatment is quick and easy, and there is no downtime. You can see results within 2-8 weeks.

Clearanail Anti-Fungal Solution

The Clearanail anti-fungal solution is a powerful and effective treatment for fungal nail infections. Clearanail is safe, there are no contraindications, and is effective on all types of nails.

Ask Your Provider About Clearanail Today

If you are looking for a safe and effective treatment for your fungal nail infection, Gotham Footcare can help. We offer Clearanail treatments at our office in New York City. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

At Gotham Footcare in NYC, we strive at recognizing your individual needs and desired outcomes while formulating an effective and personalized treatment plan with the highest quality care available.

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