Understanding Toenail Fungus
How do you pronounce ONYCHOMYCOSIS and what is it?
On-i-co-my-co-sis is a fungal infection of the nails that causes discoloration, thickening, and separation from the nail bed. Onychomycosis occurs in 10% of the general population, 20% of people older than 60 years, and 50% of those older than 70 years.
Can the fungus jump to the other toenails on my feet or to my partner’s feet?
Yes. That is why it is important to treat the fungus per the instructions provided. Common foot infections like athlete’s foot or toenail fungus can spread to others in your household from contact with bath mats, bathroom floors, and other communal areas where people walk in their bare feet.
How do I prevent my fungal infection of my feet from recurring?
Utilization of topical antifungal creams and lacquers, such as Ciclopirox, as part of a long-term maintenance program can prevent recurrence. You may need to go on another course of oral antifungals if needed.
What are the clinical signs that my nail is improving?
The new nail growth appears clearer with a greater amount of lucidity and new nail growth will be smoother and softer with no discoloration. Remember it takes time for the nails to grow, so do not expect improvement immediately.
How do I know that my onychomycosis (toenail fungus) is cured?
There will be no thickening, cracking, splitting, or discoloration on the nail. Continued maintenance will help to keep them this way.
Can onychomycosis lead to scarring?
No, onychomycosis will not cause scarring.
Is onychomycosis a sign of any other internal disease?
No. However, an untreated fungal infection of the feet or nails can lead to a severe bacterial infection of the legs called cellulitis.
How can I prevent recurrence of my onychomycosis?
Maintaining application of the antifungal cream, good hygiene by keeping the feet clean, and not walking barefoot are key factors in preventing acute infection and recurrence of onychomycosis and tinea pedis (athlete’s foot).
Can onychomycosis be painful? I am having pain in my big toenail
Yes, it can be painful. Onychomycosis is an infection which can cause inflammation and sometimes cause pain.
How soon will I see results?
The nails grow very slowly. As the medications treat the area, you will see improvement over 3 – 6 months. Don’t get discouraged. Taking STRIDE nail health supplement may help speed the growth and healing process. As the nail grows, the clear area will be visible. When you follow the directions for all medications the results will be realized. However, if you are not consistent with the medication per directions, the improvement will be slower to appear.
How long is the subscription service for Toenail Fungus?
The toenail fungus subscription is 6 months as we ship 6 months of treatment in your first kit. Toenails grow slowly and it will take at least 6 months and maybe longer to cure your infection depending on many factors.