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Nail infections are often caused by a fungus, which attacks toenails more than fingernails. It starts with yellow to brown spot under the nail and goes deeper. It may affect more than one nail at a time. It can be painful and cause blackening of nails. Treatment cannot nullify the chances of remission.
If you are experiencing similar symptoms, consult our doctor at Your Doctors Online for the treatment and prescription of antifungal therapy for nail infections.
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Symptoms and Causes
Nail fungus, or onychomycosis, can lead to thickened, discolored, and fragile nails that may be separated from the nail bed. While most fungal nail infections are not severe, they can make your nails look ugly and often cause uneasiness. Toenail fungal infections are more common as compared to fingernail infections. The common symptoms of nail infections include:
- Discoloration of nails
- Brittle or crumbled nails
- Thickened nails
- Separated from the nail bed
- Smelly nail
Anyone can get a fungal nail infection, but certain factors, such as older age, nail injuries, foot deformities, diabetes, weakened immune systems, and poor leg circulation, can increase the risk. In patients with compromised immunity or diabetic patients, both bacterial and fungal infections can occur at the same time as well.
FAQs About Nail Infections
How to get rid of toenail fungus?
To eliminate toenail fungus, your doctor may prescribe you appropriate antifungal tablets. Nail infection caused by a fungus usually takes at least three months to cure if taking regular antifungal medication. Antifungal medicine also has side effects; consult your doctor before starting the treatment.
What is the most effective treatment for toenail fungus?
The most effective and rapid-action treatment for toenail fungus is via medications. At Your Doctors Online, our doctor will prescribe oral antifungal medications to help uproot the fungus from the depth and heal your nails faster. Other options are antifungal nail polish as well as topical application cream.
How to cure fingernail fungus fast?
To cure fingernail fungus, your doctor will prescribe oral antifungal tablets instead of topical application cream. Depending upon the infection and severity, your fingernail will take approximately two months to full recovery.
What is the best over-the-counter toenail fungus treatment?
Some over-the-counter medications like undecylenic acid, clotrimazole, and tolnaftate are suitable for treating toenail fungus. However, consult a doctor to treat toenail fungus before starting self-treatment. You can talk to a doctor online at Your Doctors Online for the prescription and treatment of toenail fungus infection.
How to get rid of toenail fungus naturally?
There are some natural alternatives to get rid of toenail fungus, including urea paste, Vicks vaporub, white vinegar, also known as acetic acid, tea tree oil, and finally, give it some time to heal naturally.
What is the infected fingernail treatment?
Nail infection treatment is done after the cause is diagnosed. If the infection is fungal, which is more common, appropriate antifungal therapy can help eliminate the fungus. However, in case of bacterial infection, your provider may prescribe antibiotics. Whether it is a fungal infection or bacterial, complete the course of medicines your doctor has prescribed to avoid its re-emission.
How to get rid of green nail fungus?
Green nail fungal infection is caused by tinea unguium and is known as onychomycosis. It can be treated with oral antifungals like terbinafine. It helps get rid of this fungus infection from toenails in 12 weeks and for fingernails it takes 6 weeks in full recovery. Consult a doctor at Your Doctors Online for the treatment and prescription of green nail fungus.
What kind of doctor treats toenail fungus?
A dermatologist treats toenail fungus and prescribes medications for fungal infections in the form of creams or oral antifungal medicines. Get treatment and prescription for toenail fungus at Your Doctors Online.
What are the pros and cons of laser treatment for toenail fungus?
Laser treatment has both pros and cons. The biggest pro is it provides fast relief and is the fastest method to kill the fungus. However, the con is that it may only work for some, and even if it works, it cannot guarantee complete recovery, and chances of re-emission will remain there.
Should I go to the doctor for an infected fingernail?
If your fingernail is painful and filled with pus, consult a doctor for treatment. Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics as the pus indicates a paronychia bacterial infection. If the infection is fungal, a suitable antifungal will work instead.
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