Nail Fungus Treatment and Information

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Nails are basically hardened skin cells. Nails made frequently of keratin, a protein found in the skin and hair; nails are made by living cells in the fingers and toes. Nails develop faster in summer than winter. Men's nails grow more quickly than women's. The nails on a person's dominant hand (hand most used) grow faster. The growth rate of fingernails outpaces toenails. Nail disorders affect a large number of older adults. As we age, nails thicken and become more susceptible to fungal nail infections. Nail Fungus also known as Onychomycosis, nail fungus is very common worldwide.

Nail fungus is caused by tiny organisms that infect the fingernails and toenails. Nail fungus thrives in hot, dark and moist environments like the conditions found in your shoes and socks. Nail fungus can occasionally extend from one person to another. These organisms can live where the air is often moist and people's feet are bare. Common places that fungus can spread include: shower stalls, bathrooms, or locker rooms. Nail fungus can be difficult to treat, and repeated infections are common. Over-the-counter antifungal nail creams and ointments are available. Anti fungal formula must be used for some time.

It is recommended that Acidophilus and immune builders can be used in the treatment to get rid of nail fungus. Antifungal drugs may also cause side effects ranging from skin rashes to liver damage. Nail fungal infections cause discoloration, chalkiness, thickening, and crumbling of the nails, so the application of creams, lotions and oils may help with improving the condition or relieving the pain and discomfort. Clotrimazole is considered a strong drug for nail fungus treatment, because it can be administered to both humans and animals. Prescription nail fungus treatments include Sporanox, Lamisil, Griseofulvin and Penlac.

Zetaclear is an all-natural product that is very effective. Some of the means ingredients in Zetaclear involve Tea tree oil, Jojoba oil, Lavender oil and Clove oil, all of which have well-known anti-fungal and soothing properties. This topical treatment comprises several anti-fungal ingredients that combine to effectively treat even the worst cases of nail fungus. Home remedies claim to be as effective as prescribed medications for nail fungus treatment. Some people use tea tree oil or cream to be an alternative for curing and preventing mild nail fungus infections. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is good at fighting finger nail fungus.

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This article was published on 2010/09/14