Foot fungus home remedy

Foot fungus is an issue that many people live with yet do not seem to know how to treat properly. The condition can be found in over 90% of seniors but only affects roughly 2.5% of minors. Foot fungus is more well known by the term onychomycosis or Athlete’s foot. It is basically a fungal infection which can affect the surface of your foot, as well as your toenails and fingernails.

Foot fungus usually just has cosmetic symptoms. You may start to notice your nails changing colors, thickening, giving off a foul odor, and more. The surface of your foot may develop to be much more serious and could become painful. If you do not treat the condition then it will start to worsen and this could lead to extreme thickening of toenails or fingernails. Ultimately this can lead to irritation and pain of the affected areas. The condition can affect your physical appearance and wear you down mentally so it is essential that you seek treatment for it immediately.

This is a major nail disease and is the most common of all types of nail diseases. The causes of onychomycosis will be slightly different than those of Athlete’s foot. Usually the nail disease is a result of developing Athlete’s foot as it will begin to spread. The symptoms can be severe and very noticeable so it is important that you treat it as soon as possible. Thankfully, there are many different treatment options that have been effective so this will not be an issue.

How to Treat Foot Fungus

There are a number of possible remedies for foot fungus and similar conditions. The most common would be using medication (both prescription and non-prescription drugs) or trying natural home remedies. The route you take will be completely up to you. You may want to speak with a specialist to figure out what type of medicine is the best to treat the condition. Obviously the prescription drugs will require a prescription so keep that in mind.

Non-prescription drugs for foot fungus can be very effective but you will have to research the product before using it. Also, this is usually just a temporary treatment product as it will not offer any long term results. If you continue to use the product then the foot fungus will be nonexistent but this can be costly so it is not a complete removal of the condition. You can find non-prescription drugs to treat foot fungus in various forms such as powder or gel form.

Prescription drugs usually come in tablet form. They are extremely effective at treating the foot fungus condition but can have serious side effects. Most of these medications have been associated with liver damage and can even be considered fatal to use. Prescription drugs for foot fungus are also high priced and can be difficult to attain. If you can find a different treatment method that will work for you then you should definitely avoid prescription drugs.

Home Treatment Methods
The most convenient way to treat foot fungus would be the home remedies. These methods can be done in the comfort of your own home, are completely safe and have no side effects, and can be less expensive than the alternatives. The results of these home remedies will vary but generally the results will be very noticeable. You will probably need to have regular treatment but it can definitely remove the condition or at least make it barely noticeable. You should do further research on possible home remedy methods if you plan to go this route.

Final Thoughts
Foot fungus can be a difficult condition to live with. It can affect you mentally, physically, and it can even be painful if it goes untreated for too long. Thankfully there are many treatment options for foot fungus and you could make it less of a stress on your life if you put in the effort. You should do some more research on possible foot fungus treatment methods and speak with a specialist for a professional opinion on your best options.

Last updated on Jul 19th, 2010 and filed under Alternative Medicine. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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