Toenail fungus is any type of fungal infection that appears on one or more toenails. It is also called onychomycosis. This may begin as a white or yellow spot that usually appears under the nail’s tip. This may develop deeper into the nail, causing additional symptoms and a possible loss of the toenail. Nail fungus may also affect the fingernails though fungal infections are more prevalent on toenails because of its conducive environment. Fungus thrives in a dark, warm, and moist environment.
12What Are Some Treatments for Nail Fungal Infections?
You can find a lot of treatment options available for you to use. It is more likely for your doctor to prescribe an oral nail fungus treatment, the most popular of these are Terbinafine (Lamisil) and itraconazole (Sporanox). As an alternative to oral medications, the doctor may also prescribe topical antifungals. Such treatments could last for several months to a year. Recurring and persistent nail fungal infections may require nail removal to allow for a new nail to grow.