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Popular Nail Fungus Treatments: Do They Work?
By Heather Stewart, Senior Editor www.NailFungusConsumerReview.com

Nearly 40 million Americans suffer from some degree of nail fungus. It can be very itchy and even painful when left untreated but mostly it's embarrassing for sufferers who are often ashamed to wear sandals in public and don't want anyone to see their feet. Because of nail discoloration, flakiness and foul odor in severe cases, people want to get rid of the infection as fast as possible.

But trying to find the right nail fungus treatment or a cure for your toenails can be confusing. Should you take oral prescription medications, apply home-prepared formulas or choose a natural remedy? How do you know which treatment is really effective and does not incur the risk of serious side effects?

For this consumer review, we decided to do extensive research on the most popular treatments for nail fungus. The results will give you a good idea of which treatments actually work and which don't. Out of 20 treatments that we researched and tested over four months, only 2 proved to be very effective and free of side effect. Read on to find out why so many remedies were discarded and which solutions worked the best for most test subjects.


Symptoms of Toenail and Fingernail Fungus

Symptoms of nail fungus infections, or onychomycosis, are pretty easy to spot:

  • Brown or yellow discoloration in the nail (yellow nails often turn brown)
  • Thickening of nails, causing pain when wearing shoes and walking
  • "Toe jam" under and around the edges of the nail
  • Brittle nails that crumble or break
  • Foul odor coming from nails

Mild Toenail Fungus
Moderate Toenail Fungus
Severe Toenail Fungus
mild toenail fungus
moderate toenail fungus
severe toenail fungus

If left untreated, a fungal nail infection will spread to the entire nail and to other nails. In very severe cases, surgical removal may be the only option. If it hasn't reached that stage, then there are treatments that may eliminate the infection.


Nail Fungus Treatments – Evaluation Methodology

We studied over 20 different nail fungus treatments that can cure your finger or toenail infection. For the purpose of writing this report and ranking these products, we interviewed dermatologists, homeopaths, naturopaths, herbalists and other industry professionals on the best treatment for nail fungus. We also did extensive research about each product, and recruited many site visitors having nail problems who served as test subjects for those treatments over the course of four months.

The criteria used to study and rank nail fungus treatments included effectiveness, safety, longevity, overall success rate, speed of results, ease of use, price, product guarantee, manufacturer's reputation and customer service.

The products that were discarded had more than 25% negative feedback, poor customer service and were priced too high considering their actual results.


Treatment Options Reviewed

If you, like many others, are confused and lack information on the options available for curing toenail fungus, this review will empower you with reliable information on all the treatments for curing this common disease.

Prescription Medications for Toenail Fungus

When a doctor selects a nail fungus medication, he has two types of drugs to choose from: oral prescription medications and topical prescription treatments. These drugs contain very potent chemical ingredients. But do they have a high cure rate? And are they safe to use?

Learn more about the medications currently being prescribed to treat nail fungus infections.


Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment

Toenail fungus laser treatment has caught people's attention because it offers a painless and side effect-free method of treating toenail fungal infections. This new technology has raised new hopes among nail fungus sufferers. Are such hopes backed by a proven track record? And what risks should you consider before opting for this treatment?

Learn more about the pros and cons of laser treatment for toenail fungus.


Home Remedies for Nail Fungus

Common household products such as apple cider vinegar, oregano oil, beer, chlorine bleach, Listerine mouthwash or Vicks VapoRub have been touted as possible remedies to treat nail fungus. These ingredients are cheap and easy to find. But can such simple remedies be a real alternative to cure nail fungus?

Learn more about your odds of success with home remedies for nail fungus.


Over-the-Counter Natural Treatments

There are many over-the-counter (OTC) nail fungus treatments currently available on the market. These products don't require a prescription and can easily be purchased at your local pharmacy or on the Internet. Some treatments may be effective in treating nail fungus but certainly not all of them. How can you know which treatment is really worth applying on your nail fungus? 

Learn more about over-the-counter treatments to find the ones that have the highest cure rates.


Because the common problem of toenail fungus can be so difficult to treat, it's important to educate yourself thoroughly on all of the various treatment options. It will save you time and money in selecting the cure that has the best odds of success.

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