The Safest Fungal Nail Infection Treatment at Havana
Fungal nail infections are the most prevalent nail diseases, accounting for around half of all nail abnormalities. Fungus is naturally present on the body, but it can become a problem if it grows too large. Onychomycosis and tinea unguium are other names for them. Infection can affect both fingernails and toenails, causing discoloration and thickening of the nail, as well as cracking edges. Toenails are the most frequently affected. Nail fungus affects about 10% of the adult population, according to Trusted Source. Fortunately, at Havana Skin Clinics, we have all the fungal nail infection treatments you need. So, if you’re suffering from any of these, give us a call or stop by one of our clinics as soon as possible.
How They Come To Be
Fungal nail infection is a common disorder that causes brittle, discolored nails, most often on the toes. It invades your nails rather than the skin on the bottom of your feet or between your toes. Fungi are microscopic species that can only be seen under a microscope. A nail infection can be caused by several factors. They will live on your skin for a long time without causing any problems. However, if you have many of them in one place, you can become infected.
There are a few variables that contribute to this. You’re a prime candidate for this if you don’t keep your feet clean and dry, or if you wear shoes that make your feet hot and sweaty. Furthermore, if you have damaged nails or a weakened immune system, as well as other health issues like diabetes, psoriasis, or peripheral arterial disease, these fungal infections will wreak havoc on your nails.
The Early Signs
- Nail discoloration as they may turn white, black, yellow, or green. You can only see a white or yellow spot under your nail at first. This spreads over time, turning the entire nail white, yellow, green, or black.
- Nails can take on an irregular shape or texture and become thicker, making trimming difficult.
- They may begin to curl up or down, or they may begin to separate from the nail bed. Bits will likely break off and fall away entirely. When you touch them, they will become brittle and crumble.
- You can detect an odor. You can also experience pain or discomfort when using or pressing on the affected toe or finger.
How We Treat Them
✓ Oral Antifungals: Typically, we will send you clinical pills to destroy fungi in your entire body. This is typically the most effective way to treat nail infections. If you have an infection in your fingernails, treatment can last two months, and if you have an infection in your toenails, treatment can last three months. Antifungal tablets should be taken once or twice a day. Since they clear the infection faster than topical drugs, these drugs are often the first option. These medications assist in the development of a new nail that is free of infection, eventually removing the infected part.
✓ Nail Antifungals: These antifungal nail polishes are special paints that are applied to the nail and left on for several months. These medicines are applied to your nails by rubbing or brushing them. They can work for a minor infection, but they are unable to penetrate deep enough into the nail to cure a more severe infection.
✓ Nail Ointments: A paste is used to soften contaminated nail sections until they are scraped away with a scraping unit. After soaking your contaminated nails, rub these creams into them. If you thin your nails first, these creams can work better. This allows the drug to penetrate the hard nail surface and reach the fungus underneath.
✓ Other: Laser, photodynamic therapies, and surgeries are your other options if the above-mentioned methods don’t ail your nails. However, most patients do react to the methods above without resorting to such extreme measures.
At Havana Clinic, we provide you with all approved medical supplies with the least side effects for fungal nail infection treatments. We are licensed professionals and we have sufficient experience dealing with such common skin issues. Make sure you contact us as soon as you confront such problems on your nails or have any suspicions.