The nail fungus on your nails can be diagnosed depending on the appearance of your nails. In some cases, though, a sample from the nail needs to be tested at laboratories.
Nail fungus can be treated by a series of methods such as trimming and filing the nail or applying anti-fungal creams or nail polish on the nail. Depending on the condition of the nail, the Dermatologist practices the appropriate treatment method on the infected area. In some cases, medication might be necessary.
Despite the medication and the treatment methods, the problem might persist, and the fungus might repeat.
Treatment takes a long time
The treatment for the nail fungus takes a long time. A chronic condition –if not treated- might infect the other nails as well.
We must pay attention to our hygiene to protect against nail fungus. Our shoes must be clean and healthy. It is recommended to use protective footwear in common areas like pools, showers, etc. Daily cleaning and care is required. We must make sure that the manicure and pedicure tools are disinfected. All the above-mentioned precautions help us protect against fungus.