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Can You Use Nail Polish While Treating Toenail Fungus?

Written by Tara

Your doctor may prescribe an antifungal nail polish called ciclopirox (Penlac). You paint it on your infected nails and surrounding skin once a day. After seven days, you wipe the piled-on layers clean with alcohol and begin fresh applications. You may need to use this type of nail polish daily for almost a year.

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.

Generally Does nail polish affect nail fungus? 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)

Can nail polish hold fungus?

Does toenail fungus live in nail polish? Probably not. Due to the chemicals in the polish itself, it’s not an ideal environment for toenail fungus to live and grow.

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.

Can you file away toenail fungus?

Sometimes it’s possible to treat your toenail fungus at home. You can try: Over the counter antifungal creams or ointments. File or cut off any white markings on your nails.

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.

How can I make my toenail fungus look better?

It’s called Keryflex. Keryflex is a resin that our nail technicians put over the old, fungal toenail, making it look like a normal, healthy nail. You can get a pedicure and polish your Keryflex nail, just like you would your other nails, and it looks great.

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 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.

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.

How do I know if my toenail fungus is healing?

Nail fungus can be resistant to treatment and nails take a long time to grow out, so it can take several weeks or months for an infection to be fully resolved. You will know that the treatment is working and the infection is clearing up when you see growth of a new, healthy nail from the base of the nail bed.

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.

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Tara

I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!