How To Get Rid Of A Fungal Nail Best Treatment
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00:00 How To Get Rid Of A Fungal Nail Best Treatment?
00:40 Fungal Nail Infection Signs and Symptoms?
02:50 Do You Need To Treat A Fungal Nail?
03:45 Fungal Nail Treatment?
08:16 How To Prevent A Fungal Nail?
12:43 When To Seek Medical Attention?
13:56 Conclusion on Fungal Nail Infections?
FUNGAL NAIL SIGN AND SYMPTOMS:
So, how do you know if you have a fungal nail infection? Well, one of the main symptoms that you might notice first is that the nail or part of it becomes discoloured. So, it might be that what was once a normal skin hue is now yellow. In some cases, the nail can also turn white, green, and even black.
Though, please note that if you have a dark vertical line on your nail that’s not due to an injury, speak to your doctor straight away. This is not a normal symptom of a fungal nail infection but can sometimes be a sign of cancer.
If you have a dark vertical line on your nail that’s not due to an injury, speak to your doctor straight away. This is not a normal symptom of a fungal nail infection. This can sometimes be a sign of skin cancer, so make sure you get it checked out as soon as possible.
With regular fungal nail infections, the infection usually starts at the top of the nail and then the discolouration eventually spreads downwards slowly over time like a gradient. It can sometimes also affect nearby skin, making it red, itchy, cracked or swollen.
Along with the nail changing colour, you may also notice that the nail thickens in places and becomes brittle, meaning that it easily crumbles away. All this affects the way the nail grows which can lead to it becoming distorted, so you may also notice that the nail grows into an unusual shape.
And lastly, fungal nail infections can sometimes be painful. They’re not always, but in some cases, you may find the nail hurts when pressure is applied, for example when fitting your toes into shoes. This can be especially the case if the whole nail peels away, leaving your cuticle unprotected, and you may end up with soreness and swelling.
FUNGAL NAIL TREATMENT:
Now, fungal nail infections are more common in toenails than fingernails, in men rather than women, and in older people rather than children, but they can affect anyone of any age. You’re also more likely to get them if you have damaged nails, for example through regular nail-biting, have psoriaris, diabetes, peripheral artery disease, or a weakened immune system. But not to fear, I’ll be going through the best treatments in the video.
So, what are the best ways to treat a fungal nail infection? Well, I think it's important to mention that fungal nail infections don’t actually always need treating. They’re often not serious, and if you don’t have bothersome symptoms or don’t mind the appearance, after getting it diagnosed by a healthcare professional, they may sometimes recommend leaving the fungal nail infection as it is. The infection won’t clear on its own but leaving it without treatment is an option for some.
Though, if you think you may have a fungal nail infection and are thinking of leaving it untreated, always speak to your healthcare professional first as there are some instances where it's important that they’re treated as quickly as possible. These cases include if you have certain underlying health conditions such as diabetes or a weakened immune system.
It’s also important to note that choosing to leave the infection untreated means it can spread to other parts of your body and to others, so you have to be extra cautious of this.
[Never choose to leave a fungal nail infection untreated without discussing this with a healthcare professional first. This is not a suitable option for everyone.]
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