Are you experiencing discoloration and thickness on your nails, especially on your toe? That is what you called toenail fungal infection. You can go to the doctor to know what type of fungi is infecting your nails.
Nail fungal infection is a condition of the nail which has yellow or black spots under it, or worse, the whole nail is yellowish-brown or black. The nails are also brittle and thick. There is a slightly-foul smell you can notice in your nails, especially toenails..
Treatment is difficult if the condition is severe so talk to your doctor for further prescription. But how can you prevent the spreading of the fungal infection if you do not have time or resources to go to your doctor?
Medicated Nail Polish
There are antifungal nail polishes you can buy over the counter and online that helps treat the nail fungal infection. One of these is called Ciclopirox (Penlac). You paint if on your infected area of the nails and its surrounding skin once per day. After a week, wipe the piled-on layers clean with alcohol and start new applications. You might wanna use this type of nail polish daily for almost a year to get rid of the toenail fungus completely.
Antifungal Nail Creams and Ointments
This is the common way to treat and prevent the spread of nail fungal infection. By thinning your infected nails with a nail file, soaking it in the water for a few minutes, then drying them, you can apply Toenail Fungus Treatment Cream in the infected area and its surrounding skin. It is best to use if you thin first your nails to get the roots of the infection. Apply this 1-3 times a day depending on the condition of the infection until the nail fungal infection is gone.
Manage your footwears properly
Do not use old shoes and socks, especially if they have a foul smell or disinfect the shoes and socks first before using it. Use shoes that are made of breathable materials. Change your socks throughout the day and use good quality socks.