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Can I Wear Nail Polish If I Have Toenail Fungus?

Written by Tara

Some products used to treat fungal infections on fingernails or toenails are not recommended for use with nail polish, such as Penlac (ciclopirox) Nail Lacquer, which is painted onto the affected nail and surrounding area. Other topical products, however, may be suitable to use.

If you are using a topical antifungal, you probably should not use polish. Some providers may tell you not to wear it in any case. Polish traps in moisture from the nailbed (tissue below the toenail). Because fungi thrive in moist environments, wearing nail polish may make a fungal infection worse.

Generally Does nail polish make toenail fungus worse? The bigger concern is that simply wearing nail polish in the first place can make your toenails more susceptible to fungal infection. Even a clear coat of polish can make nails more brittle, crumbly, and less breathable, especially if you keep your toenails painted for more than a week at a time.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What kills toenail fungus fast?

Medications

  • Oral antifungal drugs. These drugs are often the first choice because they clear the infection more quickly than do topical drugs.
  • Medicated nail polish. Your doctor may prescribe an antifungal nail polish called ciclopirox (Penlac).
  • Medicated nail cream.

How long does it take toenail fungus to go away?

Usually three months of treatment cures a toenail fungal infection. Antifungal pills, however, can cause side effects. Your dermatologist will watch you closely. You’ll also need to have blood tests every month to check for problems.

Can nail fungus go away by itself?

Fungal infections of the toenails โ€” also known as onychomycosis โ€” don’t go away on their own, and if left untreated, the fungus will spread and can eventually destroy the nail.

What happens if you leave toenail fungus untreated?

A severe case of nail fungus can be painful and may cause permanent damage to your nails. And it may lead to other serious infections that spread beyond your feet if you have a suppressed immune system due to medication, diabetes or other conditions.

Can you get a pedicure if you have fungus?

If you get a nail fungal infection, you may still be able to wear nail polish, but you should not wear artificial nails because it will be hard for your doctor to monitor your improvement.

What is the main cause of toenail fungus?

How does someone get a fungal nail infection? Fungal nail infections can be caused by many different types of fungi (yeasts or molds) that live in the environment. Small cracks in your nail or the surrounding skin can allow these germs to enter your nail and cause an infection.

How do I know if my toenail fungus is dying?

Top 5 signs your toenail fungus has gone nuclear

  1. Nail color changes. If your nail turns white and chalky or yellow, it’s not a good sign.
  2. Nail position changes. If your nail starts to curl downward or upward, it’s time to be concerned.
  3. Nail texture changes.
  4. Nail smell changes.
  5. Nail sensation changes.

What is the number one cure for toenail fungus?

The best pill for toenail fungus is terbinafine. Evidence suggests it works better than the alternatives with the fewest side effects. Terbinafine results in resolution of toenail fungus 76% of the time. Common side effects may include headaches, skin rash, and vomiting.

How do you get rid of toenail fungus in 10 minutes?

You can directly wipe hydrogen peroxide on your infected toes or toenails with a clean cloth or cotton swab. Hydrogen peroxide can also be used in a foot soak. Mix 1/8 cup of hydrogen peroxide (or several capfuls) to four cups of cool water and soak feet for 10 to 20 minutes. Rinse feet with warm water and pat dry.

Will toenail fungus grow out?

But nail fungus doesn’t go away by itself. And if you don’t treat it, there’s a chance it could get worse. It could spread to other nails or through your body. It could cause pain when you walk.

What is the white hard stuff under my toenails?

In medical terms this is called onychomycosis or tinea unguium, says Batra. The fungal infection breaks down the keratin in the nail to form a white or yellow chalky substance under the nail plate. As keratin debris spreads under the nail, the nail plate typically becomes lifted up off of the nail bed.

What kills toe fungus naturally?

Here are six of the best natural remedies:

  1. White Vinegar. White vinegar other wise known as Acetic Acid can help eliminate fungus when diluted in lukewarm water.
  2. Listerine and White Vinegar.
  3. Tea Tree Oil.
  4. Urea Paste.
  5. Pau D’arco Tea.
  6. Vicks VapoRub.
  7. Time.

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Tara

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