For many severe nail fungus infections, a podiatrist or physician may prescribe an oral medication. These medications are powerful solutions that are often a necessary toenail fungus treatment for infections that are deeply entrenched. Although results from such medications still vary, medical professionals will often suggest the use of oral treatments if other solutions have been tried and not been successful.
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Nail fungus very often starts from a fungal infection on the skin, especially on the feet. Since many people don’t take regular care of their feet, fungal infections on the feet are common. The fungi simply wait for an imperfection, crack or damage to a toenail and then will spread through the damaged area to the nail bed. And although skin fungus is a challenging infection to eliminate, the toughest battle is to cure nail fungus once the fungi have settled in.