If you are looking for a cure for fungal toenails keep in mind whatever treatment you choose you are going to have to have patience. Any product that claims to give you complete results in less than 6 months is probably not being truthful as it takes at least that, usually more like 9 to 12 months for a full healthy toenail to grow through. There are several options available to you, a prescribed medication that you will need if your condition is moderate to severe, or there are natural and over the counter medications you can try. One option is Daktarin tincture a topical cure for fungal toenails.
This is a product that can be used as a cure for fungal toenails, as well as fingernail and skin infections. It is meant to be able to kill the dermatophytes that cause most toenail fungus infections as well as other types of fungi and yeasts such as those that cause athlete’s foot, and ringworm for example. The active ingredient is Miconazole nitrate and it comes in a solution. As with other azole drugs it works by disrupting the fungus’ ability to form a protective membrane around its cells, which lets unwanted things in, and vital things out of the cells and kills them.
Do not use if you are on medication to prevent blood clots, medication to lower blood sugar levels or medication to treat epilepsy and convulsions. The company believe that there is minimal chance of systemic side effects but report some users have some sensitivity reactions and local irritation. If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy you need to consult with your doctor first.
Twice a day clean the nail or nails that need treatment and then apply the treatment in a thin layer to the toenails. When the infected nail comes of keep applying the tincture to the area until a new nail has grown through that is fully healthy. Some people may not have success with this cure for fungal toenails because it is topical and has to penetrate the nail. The company states this takes at least 2 months, but while you may start to see some healthy nail in that time, as mentioned a toenail takes a lot longer to fully grow out.
Dr. Soumya Podduturi is an Aesthetic Dermatologist, Dermatologist, Dermatosurgeon, Trichologist, Pediatric Dermatologist, Cosmetologist with 8 Years Experience