When fungal agents called dermatophytes get underneath the bed of a finger or toenail, the environment is perfect for the developing nail fungus infection. Fungus lives well in warm, dark and damp environments so what better place could there be than the sheltered region under your nail? That’s also the primary reason that the infection is so difficult to treat. Getting at skin fungus infection is a walk in the park since the visual signs of where the fungal agents are attacking most heavily are obvious. But how do you look underneath a nail? So, nail fungus infections are very hard to eliminate AND difficult to detect in the early stages of infection. Yet another reason why this affliction should be avoided at all costs. Read below for 4 excellent tips that will steer you clear of nail fungus infections.
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Oral medications for toenail fungus infections are very powerful treatments. It is important to have a clear understanding of these medications before taking this action to cure toenail fungus. Some people taking terbinafine (Lamisil) have developed severe liver damage leading to liver transplant or death. This is not to say that these side effects are common but it is something that all potential users of Lamisil should be aware of. It is not always clear whether terbinafine was certainly what caused the liver damage in these patients since many of them had a serious pre-existing medical condition of some kind, which caused the fungal infection in the first place.