Toe Nail Infections - Onychomycosis

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Toe Nail Infections - Onychomycosis

If you have a fungal infection in the nail, is it your fault? No, not at all. Onychomycosis has nothing to do with hygiene. But you can contribute to this condition by creating an environment that is conducive to the growth of fungus. Shoes that are damp with perspirataion nurture the growth of onychomycosis.

Oral antifungals (Lamisil and Sporanox) used to treat onychomycosis were quite popular over the past several years. But consumers and doctors have now begun to recognize that the cost and potential side effects of these medications out weigh their benefits. So if you have onychomycosis, what should you do?

First, learn all that you can about fungal infection and what contributes to their growth. is a consumer oriented website that offers information regarding foot and ankle problems. has recently updated their web pages on onychomycosis ( The information on can help consumers understand the onset of onychomycosis and treatment options.

Dr. Jeff Oster, medical director of has these suggestions for treating onychomycosis:

Effective treatment of onychomycosis depends upon the consistency of treatment. Begin a daily routine that includes treatment of onychomycosis with a topical antifungal agent.

Keep the feet cool and dry whenever possible. The daily use of an antiperspirant on the bottom of the foot is important.

Treat your shoes for fungus. Shoes become a source for re-infection.

Can onychomycosis be cured? No. But in the old saying ‘know thy enemy’ is so true when treating this persistent infection of the nail. For more information on onychomycosis, contact on the web at or by telephone at 1-888-859-8901.


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