Fungus 411

Why You Should Immediately Treat Toenail Fungus?

Nancy Peters
July 19, 2022

Have you given up on summer sandals and opened toed shoes? They won't work with what's going on with your toes. Toenail fungus is undoubtedly unsightly.

There are numerous home remedies available, but they are not effective. And nail fungus does not simply go away. Fortunately, Caratin Rx has a wide range of prescription treatment options to address any nail fungus problem you may have.

What are the symptoms of toenail fungus?

Toenail fungus normally appears gradually, so you may not notice any changes in your nails right away. However, after a period of time, you will notice some apparent changes that suggest a fungal condition. Nails become:

  • Thicker
  • Brittle
  • Discolored
  • Tender

Because a fungus-infected nail is compromised, it can easily break or split. Itching and pain may arise as the illness worsens, and the nail may become detached from the nail bed.

Is Toenail Fungus Really That Bad?

If you ignore a nail fungal infection for too long, it can lead to a number of complications. Infected nails can become malformed and more detached from the nail bed. Itching and soreness are unpleasant side effects that might make it difficult to wear shoes or even move.

If your immune system is impaired, you must be extra cautious when treating toenail fungus. If you have diabetes, it is vital that you do not overlook the fungus. Even a little illness like this might progress to a more dangerous infection like cellulitis, a severe bacterial skin infection.

Another issue is that untreated fungus can spread to nearby toenails or the skin of your foot. So, if you don't treat nail fungus, the worst thing that can happen is that your nail will have to be surgically removed.

What Are the Most Effective Toenail Fungus Treatments?

While in most cases, nail fungus is usually not harmful to the body, it does become a source of embarrassment.. Many people, however, find discolored or thicker nails unsightly and want to get rid of the fungus as quickly as possible. Fungal nail infections are also contagious and can infect other nails. Whatever therapy you choose, it will take some time for the nail to look normal again. When it comes to toenails, patience is key. A healthy big toe can take up to a year or more to regrow. Despite therapy, nail fungus can be highly stubborn. It may also reappear after good treatment.

Caratin Rx provides a prescription tailored to your specific circumstances, whether you've just noticed an irregularity in your toenail or you've been dealing with fungus for a while. Among the treatment options are:

  • Prescription oral antifungal medicines 
  • Nail cream on the skin
  • A powerful topical prescription with 3 medications to kill fungus underneath the nail. 

Patience is essential regardless of the treatment you choose. Toenail fungus can take months to clear up since even nails that grow at a normal rate do not grow quickly. We treat your fungus until it is gone, and we also advise you on how to avoid a recurrence.

Before the problem gets too bad, when it is still in its early stages, it is much easier to fix.

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