Frank MiuccioIT Director
Samantha CloseAlex ForbessJin HuangJillian KwongWilliam McClainLin ZhangEditorial Research Staff
If there are lesions around the nail the opportunity for fungi to invade the nail bed presents itself. Typical presentation of toenail fungus is through yellow toenails, black toenails, or thickened toenails. For most healthy adults a fungal infection should not cause serious harm or issues. Typically this type of nail infection will look bad and causes damaged unsightly nails. In individuals who have compromised immune systems a fungal nail infection can lead to more serious problems and a nail fungus cure will be harder to come by.
They are two basic ways to treat a nail fungus infection however if an infection goes untreated it will just continue to worsen causing additional toenail problems. These infections can be difficult to treat and many times become expensive to treat. However there are several different routes you can take in an attempt to treat a nail infection.
The first treatment method would be using a topical treatment. Topical treatments include antifungal creams lotions that go over town the nail itself. You can buy many of these over the counter without a prescription from a doctor or certified physician. These sorts of topical treatments can take effect in anywhere from a few weeks to a full year. There are several topical treatments on the market that has been known to cure toenail fungus within six months.