Getting Rid of Nail Fungus

By Anna Latrobe

Having your nails infected with Fungus, can be an unpleasant experience, which can occur n either toe or finger nails. It is contracted by the fungi getting under your nail bed by means of a small cut or slit in your skin.

Once you have caught the fungi the nail starts to discolor, the shine of the nail disappears and the surface becomes rough, the edges of your nail start to crumble and eventually the nail loosens from the nail bed.

However there are various ways in that you can treat nail fungus. It is vital to treat it as soon as you are aware that you have this condition because when it is left untreated, it will start to worsen and spread as the fungus feeds of your skin and nails.

Some people may think that the easiest way to get rid of nail fungus is by completely removing the nail, however this may offer short term relief but when the nail grows back the infection will reemerge. Ideally you need to find a way to treat it that is effective and fast because you do not want to risk other people contracting it and it spreading to other parts of your body.

Remedies for nail fungus can be oral medications, or topical ointments, even though these may successfully treat fungus they can take from 6 to 12 weeks to work.

Your physician may give you a choice between taking medication, having the nail removed, or using a form of laser treatment that is called photodynamic therapy.

The forms of treatment I have already mentioned are sometimes effective, but there is a problem with them because they do not always kill the fungus, and they stop the symptoms not the root cause of the condition. Consequently you need to treat the fungus with a natural product that; firstly goes to the root cause of the problem, kills the fungus, increases your body's natural anti-inflammatory capabilities, improves your immune system and does not give you any bad side effects.

To treat nail fungus naturally you need to use a natural oil which has healing properties, the best example of this is tea tree oil, which when used in combination with botanical ingredients will permit you to be free from nails that are infected. - 30540

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