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Toenail Fungus Treatment

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Nail fungus.. what an unsightly condition. You are probably here because your toenail(s) or fingernail(s) have been taken over by this fungus, and you are looking for a way to cure it, right? Well, you have come to the right place. Whether your nails are discolored, cracked or crumbling, we have done the research to find the best possible treatment for your nails. Combine our top tips with an effective treatment for best results.

Nail Fungus Top Tips:
1) Avoid High Risk Areas - Fungus spreads from person to person in locker rooms, gyms and showers
2) Let Your Nails Breathe - Wear open ended shoes/sandals as much as possible to let your nails breathe
3) Wear Moisture Absorbing Socks - Fungus thrives on moist, damp areas
4) Avoid Wearing Nail Polish - Nail polish smothers your nails, making it hard for them to breathe

Most Effective Toenail Fungus Cure

As you may have found for yourself, fungal infections are quite hard to get rid of. Many people are effected by nail fungus for years on end. However, although it is difficult to treat, it is certainly curable. There are literally dozens of treatments available, including home remedies, over-the-counter products and prescription medications. In general, we found home remedies to be the least effective technique, a trap that many nail fungus sufferers fall into.

Below, we have ranked the top 3 nail fungus treatments available. Results are based on over 2 years of user feedback, survey results, and our own editors reviews of each product or method.

#1 Rated: Zeta Clear

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Pros:
+ 90% success rate
+ Visible results within weeks
+ No side effects or irritation
+ Money-back guarantee

Cons:
- Only available for purchase online
- Not the cheapest option

Editor's Rating: 9.0/10
Average User Rating:
9.4/10 (84 votes)
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Overview: Zeta Clear has proved to be the most effective treatment for nail fungus, eliminating the fungal infection in over 90% of users and restoring the nail to it's original condition. Zeta Clear's high quality ingredients stop the fungus from spreading before eliminating the existing fungus in the nail. It is a topical treatment, and unlike some other products, Zeta Clear does not carry any side effects.

Editor's Review: Zeta Clear is undoubtedly the best cure for nail fungus, with a success rate unheard of in other products or home remedies. A reduction in discoloration is noticeable within just two weeks, and cracked or crumbling nails will begin to repair themselves within one to two months. You will need at least 4-6 months for the fungal infection to be completely eliminated however, depending on the severity of your fungus.

Issues: Zeta Clear is only available for purchase online at the moment. The product will not be available in health stores or pharmacies for at least another 18 months. Secondly, it is not the cheapest option on the market. However, we still believe that the 6-month package is great value for money, and with a very high success rate and a money back guarantee, this product is worth every cent.


#2 Rated: Loceryl

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Pros:
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50% success rate
+ No major side effects
+ Wide Availablility

Cons:
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Lengthy treatment period
- Minor irritation in some cases
- Many users disappointed with results

Editor's Rating: 7.0/10
Average User Rating: 6.1/10
(62 votes)


Overview: Loceryl is the next best solution for nail fungus, after producing some encouraging results in 50% of the users. The nail lacquer works in the same way as Zeta Clear, penetrating the nail and soaking into the nail bed, potentially stopping the fungus in it's tracks.

Editor's Review: Loceryl is one of the better products on the market. A 50% success rate is well above the average, which is around 20-25%. There are no major side effects associated with the product, however there were a handful of users who complained of some minor irritation, more specifically itching and redness. Overall, we believe Loceryl is well-deserved of 2nd place. We also like the wide availability of the product, unlike Zeta Clear.

Issues: We were disappointed with the treatment period required. 10-12 months is a long time, and can become costly over this period. Many users (almost 50%) were served a double dose of disappointment, after completing the 12-month treatment with little to no results. A telling sign will be no results after 3-4 months, which is the average time frame it took for the satisfied users to see improvements in their nails.


#3 Rated: Lamisil

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Pros:
+ 60% success rate (2nd highest)
+ Wide Availability

Cons:
- Potential heavy side effects
- Excessive price tag
- Visible results are slow to appear

Editor's Rating: 6.5/10
Average User Rating: 6.3/10
(95 votes)


Overview:
Lamisil is a well known product, only available by prescription. The oral tablets work through the bloodstream to single out the fungus at it's source before attacking it. Your nails can begin to appear clear and healthy within 3 months of usage. Despite rating lower than Loceryl, Lamisil in fact has a slightly higher success rate at 60% of all users of the product.

Editor's Review: Lamisil produced satisfying results for many users with the 2nd highest success rate out of all products or methods. It is actually the most commonly prescribed treatment for nail fungus. However, Lamisil had some major downfalls which pushed it into 3rd place in our rankings.

Issues: Where should we begin? Potential heavy side effects are the biggest issue. Lamisil has been linked with many side effects, including vomiting, headaches, diarrhea, nausea and even kidney failure. Whilst kidney failure is not likely, the rest of the aforementioned side effects are common in approximately 1 in 5 users.

Other issues include the slow results; taking 3-4 months on average before any improvements are noticeable in the nails. That being said, the product does kick in quickly after this period, where the real results are seen. Finally, the excessive price tag; costing up to $400 for a 6-8 month treatment.


Toenail Fungus: A General Introduction

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Toenail fungus is a condition that affects many people. If you are curious about what it is and how to treat it, you're not alone. The fungus often isn't a painful condition. Most often, though, it can bring with it discomfort similar to athletes' foot.

How Does Toenail Fungus Occur?


Toenail fungus is caused by a similar yeast growth as athletes' foot. The fungus can become uncomfortable and unsightly, but it seldom becomes a serious condition that will affect the rest of your health.

While pain is not usually associated with toenail fungus, symptoms of discomfort are fairly common. The fungus growth can cause your nails to become thick. It can also cause nail breakage, as it loosens and weakens your toenail.

What Factors Contribute to the Development of Toenail Fungus?

Toenail fungus can be caused by a number of factors. When certain kinds of yeast and mold meet the right conditions within your toenail, they produce the unsightly uncomfortable result.

You are more likely to get toenail fungus if your toenails are often damaged and unhealthy. A family history of toenail fungus also indicates a higher than normal likelihood that you will be affected with the uncomfortable condition. 

You can also be your own worst enemy. If you fail to keep your feet clean or sweat often, fungus has a greater chance of thriving in the environment you create for it. If you wear sweaty socks for long periods without changing them, for example, you increase your chances of getting toenail fungus dramatically. 

Shoes can also play a major role in creating a fungus friendly environment on and underneath your toenails. Choose shoes with good circulation when shopping, because those with poor circulation increase the odds of the unsightly fungus appearing.

Can You Get Rid of Toenail Fungus?

Unfortunately, those who have toenail fungus often never completely get rid of it. Sometimes, podiatrists don't even recommend a treatment. Because of its difficulty to treat, and because it is not thought to be a major health concern, your podiatrist may recommend no treatment at all.

Your podiatrist may suggest permanent removal of your toenail if you are experiencing a lot of pain in it. Otherwise, the best suggestion is preventative maintenance. Wear clean, dry shoes and socks at all times, and you'll be a step ahead in your fight against toenail fungus.

If you are concerned about your toenail's appearance or discomfort, take steps to protect your toenails. If fungus on your toenails produces a great deal of pain, however, see your podiatrist as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment.