Nail Fungus Information
Nail fungus is created by fungal spores (dermatophytes) living underneath, or around, the nail bed of a finger or toe. The area underneath the nail provides ideal environmental conditions for the growth of nail fungus. While healthy nails normally protect our fingers and toes, fungal infections can hide under nails and make it hard for products to reach the site of the infection.
Nail Fungus Quick Facts
– Over 12% of Americans suffer from Nail Fungus
– Nail Fungus lives beneath the surfaces of the nail
– Nail Fungus is often caused by professional manicures or pedicures, as well as sports trauma
– Nail Fungus occurs more frequently in toenails than in fingernails
Do You Have Nail Fungus?
Fungus will often begin by attacking the nail plate, causing it to become discolored – usually a yellowish color – although fungus can also manifest itself as black, green, or white. The nail may also become “cloudy” or brittle. It is common for nails to begin to flake off, and as the condition worsens, the cosmetic symptoms may worsen and the nail may begin to thicken.
Once a nail has been infected, only a long-term product can reduce the underlying fungal infection at the source of the fungus. We recommend applying PurNail to the nails for about four to eight months. Application should continue while the new nail grows into ensure that no remnants of the fungus remain.
How Do You Help Nail Fungus?
Nail fungus can be very difficult to deal with because the anti-fungal agents must permeate the nail bed to reach the fungus lurking below. There are many methods to reduce fungus; for example, oral medications are available, and can be a great way to combat fungal nails. Unfortunately, they are usually very expensive, and it is common for insurance companies to refuse to cover the cost of oral anti-fungal medication They can also carry an array of unwanted side effects – some of which are deadly. Because of these potentially dangerous side-effects, many patients opt for less hazardous alternatives.
Surgery is the most invasive way to get at fungus. Many surgeries require the entire nail be removed. Surgery is also the most expensive option.
Topical products are generally the safest and easiest way to reduce nail fungus infections. Unfortunately, a lot of the products that are on the market don’t work because they contain a weak combination of anti-fungal agents. It’s important that the topical system you choose has powerful ingredients to fight fungus and heal the nail. When using topical products, make sure you work the cream into the cuticle and under the nail bed.
PurNail® was methodically developed in our lab using the most effective anti-fungal agents. Through a process of thorough and rigorous testing, we modified the formula until we had created the optimal blend of maximum-strength fungus fighters and restorative supplements. PurNail starts working immediately to revitalize health to nails, cuticles, and the surrounding skin.