fungusIn our office we hear of many home remedies for toenail fungus. Toothpaste, Vicks VapoRub, vinegar, bleach, Listerine, and ammonia just to name a few.  The problem with all of these is simple: they don’t work.  While products such as Vicks VapoRub do contain trace amounts of ingredients that can work as an anti-fungal, there are better and faster treatments available.

The most important part of treating fungal nails is to be sure that it’s actually a fungus that is affecting your nail.  There are several reasons your toenails might appear thick, brittle or discolored, which include:

  • Fungus
  • Mold
  • Yeast
  • Trauma to the nail

Each of these conditions requires a different and specific treatment, and since they all look similar, it’s impossible to know which of these is affecting your nail by appearance alone.  In the office, we will take a painless sample to determine what is affecting your nails and develop the appropriate treatment plan.  For each specific infection we use combination treatments to get the fastest and best results, and if it is indeed toenail fungus, we have several options available, none of which will leave you smelling like VaporRub!

So if your nails are “less than beautiful”, make an appointment today.  At Fenton Foot Care we have everything you’ll need to make your nails beautiful again, and keep them that way!  Sandal season is upon us, so don’t delay, get your feet and nails into sandal-shape today!