by Charlotte Wood
(last updated February 25, 2015)
Whenever I see those commercials for anti-fungus medications or even hear the phrase "nail fungus" I kind of cringe. Fungus is just nasty in nature and I think always something to be avoided. Alas, nail fungus just happens sometimes, but fortunately there are remedies for such an ill-fated process of nature.
Sometimes you may not even know that you have nail fungus (a most frightening thought) and it can actually evolve over the course of a few years—ewww! The first thing to look for if you fear you have nail fungus is to simply see how ugly your nail really is. When your nail is infected with fungus, it is by no means attractive; it's gross. If your nails stay ugly for an extended period of time go to and check out what's going one. If you can get a professional diagnosis, you have the best chance at finding the perfect treatment to make your nails not ugly.
Nail fungus is most definitely treatable, but it's not as easy as you may think. It's not like putting some salve on a scrape and having it magically be better when you take off the Band Aid. Fugnus treatments can range from a few weeks to a few months and even up to one year. That's why the best tactic to take when dealing with nail fungus is to seek professional help. Once you have the correct diagnosis you can seek the best treatment. There are over-the-counter remedies that work okay, but the most effective are prescriptions that really target more specific cases and kinds of fungus.
Nail fungus is gross but the good news is that it is treatable. The most important thing you have to do and really the thing that will get you started on ridding yourself of fungus is to go to a doctor. They can prescribe treatment and make accurate diagnoses. You do not need to live with fungus! Here's to fungus free nails!
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