Toenail fungus is commonly left untreated by people who are affected by it, as the condition doesn’t hinder them from doing most daily activities. However, once the toenail fungus remains on your toes for months or years, your toenails would start to crumble and eventually fall off entirely. After your toenail becomes separated from your toes, there is a higher risk of severe inflammation caused by infection due to the nail bed becoming exposed to outside elements.
To prevent toenail fungus from worsening, several products have been developed and manufactured to effectively get rid of the fungus lurking just above the nailbed and also to whiten the yellowed toenails. Here are some of the best products to eliminate toenail fungus.
The Ariella Nail Repair Pen is a treatment product that can be applied topically and directly on the affected toenail. Not only does it help eliminate fungus, but it can also repair any damage in your toenail such as cracked, brittle, and discolored nails. In addition, it can serve as a daily coating for the nails as it can give an extra layer of protection and prevention against fungus and other harmful elements.
The repair pen contains deacetylated chitin and o-hydroxybenzoic acid that can provide hydration and moisture to the nail, and it has Angelica Dahurica as well, which can naturally protect the area where the liquid is applied while giving it a slightly pleasant smell.
It is suggested that you dip your feet in hot water for 5 minutes first and file the infected nail for better results in using the repair pen.
Instead of using just hot water to use the repair pen, you can only add the FineVine Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak in the water to reduce fungi in your toenails more effectively. The tea tree oil foot soak has eucalyptus, spearmint, peppermint, rosemary, chamomile, MSM, and sodium bicarbonate along with the tea tree oil attached to its name to provide moisture and protection for the infected toenails.
The foot soak can also be used to treat athlete’s foot, calluses, and smelly feet. It is 100% natural, so you won’t have to worry about severe side effects that your feet might get from being exposed to chemicals.
For those who want to apply antifungal treatment for their whole body, then they should try using the Purely Northwest Antifungal Tea Tree Oil Body Wash, which contains not only tea tree oil, but also rosemary, eucalyptus, and peppermint for better fragrance and effectiveness in dealing with fungi in the body.
Since the natural ingredients are able to get rid of smelly feet, they can be used to eliminate bad odors in other parts of the body such as the armpits or the groin as well. Moreover, it can also be applied to the scalp to wash off the fungi in the hair that usually causes itchiness and dandruff.
The Kerasal Fungal Nail Renewal is similar to the Ariella Nail Repair Pen, but the toenails don’t need to be soaked in hot water or trimmed using a file to use this product.
Also, it contains ingredients that are different from the Ariella Pen’s, as it has propylene glycol, urea, sodium, hydroxide, and disodium EDTA instead of deacetylated chitin and o-hydroxybenzoic acid. Along with the said ingredients, the product contains lactic acid, which is useful to whiten the toenails.
Back to the tea tree oil products for toenail fungus, the Naturenics Tea Tree Essential Oil can be applied directly to the toenail at least twice a day to reduce the fungi in the area. The essential oil can be used to help eliminate fungi in other parts of the body as well that causes athlete’s foot and yeast infections.
To apply to the scalp to eliminate dandruff, the Naturenics essential oil can be mixed to your favorite shampoo, or it can be applied on its own after shampooing.
For better effectiveness, you must first clean or soak your fingernails using warm water that is mixed with antifungal soap or lotion before applying the tea tree oil on the infected toenails using a cotton ball.
The Lamisil Antifungal Cream contains terbinafine, which is said to be one of the most effective medications to fight and remove fungi in the toenails. Along with its antifungal properties, the Lamisil cream can also be used to relieve itching and pain caused by cracked skin and toenails.
Before applying the antifungal cream, the person must first wash his or her feet using warm water, similar to the procedure done to use the Ariella Nail Repair Pen. If you also have athlete’s foot, the cream is also helpful in reducing the redness and swelling of your feet while getting rid of the fungi causing the condition.
Urea is another potent medication to fight fungus besides terbinafine, and PurSources’ cream has 40% of it contained within the product’s mixture. The added ingredients to the urea are tea tree oil, chamomile, and Aloe Vera, which are all beneficial in giving moisture and fungus prevention.
While the Urea 40% Cream is mainly used for dry skin in the foot caused by calluses or an athlete’s foot, it can also be applied to the toenails that are infected with fungi.
The FUNGINIX Finger and Toe Fungus Treatment works similar to the Ariella Pen and the Kerasal Renewal, but it has even more ingredients added to it. It has such an extensive ingredient list that the total number exceeds the list of ingredients found in the previously mentioned products combined.
The treatment has more than 20 inactive ingredients, including propylene glycol and tea tree oil, but the one ingredient that is active is undelcylenic acid, which fills 10% of the entire mixture.
It should be applied to the skin near the cuticle and at the edge of the affected nails to be more effective. The mixture should also remain in for at least 5 minutes for the nails and the skin to absorb it properly.
The NonyX Fungal Nail Clarifying Gel is specially made to whiten and improve the clarity of the infected nails. The product contains the deionized water for cleansing, ethanoic acid for whitening and eliminating fungi, and xanthan gum to keep the ingredients together and to thicken the formula.
It also has the ability to get rid of keratin debris where fungi usually live, and by taking off the debris in the nails, you will also be able to reduce the fungi thriving above the nail bed.
As previously seen in instructions for applying some products on this list, you must first soak your feet in warm water mixed with soap, and one of the best antifungal cleansers to use for this specific procedure is the Naturasil Nail Fungus Medicated Soap.
The medicated soap has micronized volcanic sulfur that has antibacterial and antifungal properties, and also lavender, which is the ingredient that gives the product a distinct fragrance.