When you have a nail fungus you will want to use medication to cure the nail fungus before it progresses into a much worse case that can result in damage to the nail beds discolored brittle and deformed nails. When the fungus is left untreated it will get worse. It will damage the nail beds.
It will progress to the point where the nails have odors and pain. It is very important to treat the nails once any type of fungus is suspected.
Treatment for nail fungus can be oral medications. A physician prescribes this type of treatment generally when the infection is progressed and more serious and does not respond to topical treatments.
The oral medications will be prescribed for about two months and must be strictly followed as directed. If your nail fungus is bad enough for oral treatment then it will take several months to cure the infection.
There are side effects with the oral medications. Some of the prescriptions cause a rash while others side effects include itchiness. Your physician will discuss the side effects and possible alternatives to the reactions to the medications. Always ask about possible side effects and what you may experience with all medications.
Natural treatments do not have side effects to treat the nail fungus. The products have been tested to cure the fungus in the less severe cases. The products will help kill the fungus but as with the oral medications they will take time to cure the infections and must be taken as instructed and constantly.
Do not stop treatment when the fungus appears to be gone the fungus is hard to kill and is most likely invisible but still present.
Natural treatments are best used at the initial onset of the first signs of nail fungus. Some of the signs include white spots on the nails or separation of the nails from the nail beds. When you see either of these signs begin treatment to increase the chances of curing the nail fungus quickly.