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Types of Nail Fungus
1. Superficial White Mycosis (Top Right Corner) - Condition is on the very top of the nail, very common with women especially those that wear nail polish all year round.
2. Thickened and Lifted Nail (Bottom Right Corner) - Many times water gets under the nail and then lifts the nail up causing the fungus.
3. Brittle Nail (Bottom Left Corner) - Characterized by lines in the nail, they yellow discoloration and the breaking of the nail.
4. Ramshorn Nail (Top Left Corner) - Known as the most difficult type of fungus to treat, characterized by the curling of the toenail, most times the nailbed itself has also been affected.
|Topical Medication||50% Improvement but not cure||12 months time||
1. Formula 3 (OTC)
|Oral Medication||9 months||1. Lamisil (Terbinafine)
2. Sporanox (Itraconazole)
3. Diflucan (Fluconazole)
|Laser Treatment||60%||3 treatments minimum|
|Nail Resurfacing||Not a permanent solution||Every 3-6 months|
The Next Steps...
Additional Common Questions
1. Sweaty Feet? - Common underarm antipersperient on the bottom of your feet can aide in excess sweating of the feet
2. Shoe or Foot Odor? - Lysol or natural wicking socks can help with moisuture and ordor as those are commonly first signs and breeding habitats for fungus and infections.
3. Athlete's Foot? - Common cause to nail fungus as the flaking skin can infect the nails and vice versa. Ensure to always be treating the Athlete's Foot to prevent further infections.
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