Occurrence and Treatment of Toenail Fungus
Though nail fungus or Onychomycosis is a common problem, people do not pay much attention to it until it becomes either too painful or too ugly to bear. It is caused by dermatpophytes, tiny microorganisms of the fungi type which infect the nails. The reason it is difficult to treat this toe fungal infection is its localization under the nail bed, which is a very hard to reach area.
The fungi are anaerobic organisms (meaning they do not need air to breathe) and therefore thrive in areas where there is less or no air and light, which makes the area under the toenails the ideal breeding ground for such infection.
A broken nail can let the fungi enter the nail bed or tight shoes can weaken the nails so much that fungi can penetrate easily. Cutting toenails very close to the skin may result in small cuts in the skin around the toes which may become easy entry points for the fungi. Letting the feet stay damp for long hours can also increase the chances of nail toe fungal infection.
Once the infection kicks in you may first notice yellowish toenails which may then go on to become thick and brittle and even crumble, eventually succumbing to the infection. In the earliest stage, home remedies like vinegar or tea tree oil or alcohol can help in toenail fungus treatment.
Ingestible medications are also easily available, but one should consider the side effects like damage to your skin and liver before one tries them. It is advisable to go for a topical treatment like an antifungal cream which is effective and safe to treat such a condition.
Zetaclear is one such solution which is trusted by more than 90% users to eliminate all traces of fungus as well as soothe the skin. Besides, it is so easy to apply with the help of a handy applicator brush.
You don’t need to soak your entire foot in a special solution. Just apply it to individual nails and you are done. It takes a few minutes every day.
You will need to apply Zetaclear regularly for a few weeks before any visible signs of improvement. You can also try it as a cure for athlete’s foot, another toe fungal infection of the feet.