Fungal nail treatment
Even if you feel embarrassed by your infection, it is it is always recommended to consult your pharmacist or doctor for treatment options.
Fungal nail will not clear up on its own and fungal nail treatment will depend on the severity of the infection. Fungal nail infections can take long time to clear because your nail grows slowly, and you will only notice improvement once a new nail has grown through.
If your infection is mild your pharmacist may suggest:
- Anti-fungal nail cream – it can take up to 12 months to cure the infection and does not always work
- Nail-softening cream – used for 2 weeks to soften the nail so the infection can be scraped off
If your fungal nail symptoms are severe, your GP may prescribe you a course of oral anti-fungal tablets. In the most serious cases, the infected toenail can be chemically or surgically removed. Laser therapy can also be recommended for fungal nail treatment.