Protect Air | A fungal nail treatment can help you get rid of your nail fungus infection. Fungal nail infections cause a wide range of physical changes in the infected nail, which include: white or yellowish spots or streaks at the edge of the nails; thinning and hardness of the nails; separation of the toe nail from the other nails on the foot; and pain and tenderness around the infected area. Your doctor can recommend a specific fungal nail treatment for your type of fungal nail infection. Common nail fungal treatments include topical creams, tablets, and oral medications that are designed to treat fungal nail infections.
Different Types of Fungal Nail Treatment
Topical creams, such as Nystatin and Ditropan, are available over the counter and can be used to treat fungal nail infections. These topical treatments contain a chemical compound called Nystatin, which is scientifically proven to inhibit the production of natural immune system cells that cause nail fungus. The most effective treatments are prescribed or applied directly to the infected skin at the site of infection. Oral medications that are taken orally may also be prescribed by your doctor to help prevent further fungal nail infections.
If you or your child has one or more symptoms described above and you have used or are using a prescribed topical or oral fungal nail treatment for any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor about a different treatment. It is possible that you have an underlying medical condition causing your symptoms. For example, fungal nail infections are more common in people with diabetes or HIV/AIDS. Your doctor may refer you to a nail spa for a different treatment if the fungal infection isn’t taking care of your symptoms on its own.