There are various treatments for nail fungus infection and one of them is the application of nail fungus creams to help alleviate the symptoms and prevent further complications you might acquire. Nail fungus creams are usually non-prescription medications and can be available at any leading drugstores in your area. If symptoms persist even after you have taken self-medications, do consult a medical professional to address your concern.
Topical medications like anti-fungal creams are applied to the affected areas to help cure the existing symptoms you experience. The mode of application would be rubbing the prescribed amount of cream to the infected nail after soaking. This cream works best if you trim down or thin your nails, which will aid in faster absorption and help the medication get through the hard nails.
There are over-the-counter creams that render fast relief from nail fungal infection, like Canespro and Canesten. Application of these anti-fungal creams on a daily basis is advised. Treatment usually lasts for 2 to 3 weeks but if symptoms persist, consult a medical professional for further treatment.
We also have other nail fungal remedies available in the market, and these are as follows:
- Undecyclenic Acid. This is the active ingredient found in certain OTC topical medications that fight the fungus causing the said infection. It usually comes in various forms like liquid, spray, solution, cream, tincture, foam, ointment or powder that can be easily applied on the infected nails. Self-treatment usually lasts up to 2 weeks.
- It comes in a cream, powder, spray or liquid form that specifically addresses the cause of athlete’s foot, ringworm and jock itch. Relief from the symptoms may be noted after 2-3 days but for best results, you can maximize the use of the medication for 2 weeks.
- This is an over-the-counter anti-fungal cream or lotion that usually treats toenail fungus caused by a yeast infection. It can also bring relief to certain skin infections like athlete’s foot, ringworm, jock itch and candidiasis. It is a topical medication that is applied on the infected area at least twice a day or as prescribed by your attending physician.
- It is also known from its brand as Lamisil that targets and treats toenail fungus. It comes in either cream, gel, spray or in powder form. But for some patients, they usually ask a medical professional to prescribe oral tablets for fast absorption and relief. Oral medication treatment usually lasts for 12 weeks and can find visible results for a few months.
For any kind of nail fungus infection, follow-up treatment is highly recommended after self-treatment. Even if you find some relief with the signs and symptoms, it doesn’t mean you are already immune to the said infection. If you have been fully recovered from nail fungus infection, repeated cases are still expected. However, you can help prevent the occurrence of the infection with proper hygiene and change in lifestyle that can somehow lessen the risk of acquiring the same disease over again.