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Toenail Fungus Symptoms and Fungus Treatment

Updated on August 1, 2015

What is Toenail Fungus ?

One of the most over looked areas of the body is our feet. Are you having unusual symptoms on your toes or toe nails that you may suspect is toe fungus symptoms ? Most of the time, it happens by surprise and you have never had it before so you are not quite for sure if it is a toe fungus or just brittle nails or discoloring.

One of the first signs of a toe fungus is itching. If all of a sudden your toes are itchy and you don't see any evidence of any sort of rash, you probably have a fungus on your toes. The second biggest indication that you may have a toe fungus is discoloring of the toe nails and they will look like they are brittle and breaking.

If you catch and treat toe fungus early, it's not hard to get rid of. It's more of the discomfort from the itching that you'll most likely notice is the most uncomfortable part of it. It does take up to a month to actually kill the fungus. A lot of time people think they can just treat it for a few days and it'll be gone, unfortunately this is not the case.

Really Bad Toe Nail Fungus

Toenail Fungus Treatment

Once you've established that you have a toe fungus, it's quite simple to treat. There are several over the counter treatments for toe fungus. I would not purchase any sort of a cream or lotion. These aren't very effective and they actually can make your fungus grow more because of the moist environment it creates.

I recommend getting the liquid that has a brush in it. There's several different brands, it doesn't really matter what brand they all work the same. It looks like a nail polish bottle. You just brush it on your toes and nails and let it dry, that's it. Just reapply every few hours.

Fungus on Toe

What Causes Toe Nail Fungus and Toenail Fungus Treatment

The causes of toe nail fungus is moisture. Most people that get it don't dry their feet all the way after a bath, shower, or swimming. Putting moist feet into socks or shoes creates an environment for fungus to grow.

Another common way to get a fungus on your toes is to put lotion on your feet and then put socks or slippers on. The lotion creates the moisture and the fungus thrives in it.

Toe Fungus


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