Conventional Treatment Options for Treating Nail Fungus Infections
Oral and topical anti-fungal medications are the basic option available when it comes to traditional cure for nail fungus infection in children. Itraconazole and terbinafine are the quite popular in this case; they are taken orally and certainly provide relief from nail fungal infection in children as well as adults. Both of the medications mentioned above work by putting a stop to the spread of fungal infections and promoting the growth of new nail at the same time.For this reason, the appearance of the fungus would not fade away entirely until the region affected by the infection has grown out. As a matter of fact, doctors usually suggest the use of topical creams when it dealing with mild cases of nail fungus, because the topical creams usually deliver mixed outcomes in severe cases.
Fluconazole is another option available as an oral medication for nail fungus infection in children. It is important to keep in mind that these oral medications must be taken at least 7 to 10 weeks because nail fungal infection are usually stubborn, and it does not go away easily. ‘Nail lacquer’ is another option available to treat nail fungus infection in children. However, it is not an oral
medication. You simply have to apply it on the infected nail, on a daily basis, at least for a week. Once applied, wipe out the layers using alcohol and then re-apply it. Quite certainly, this option is a tedious process, and the efficacy rate associated with this option is just 10%. However, when accompanied with oral medications, ‘nail lacquer’ seems to work better and give a patience better results.
Alternative Treatment Options for Treating Nail Fungus Infections
You can consult with your doctor in case you are looking to try another option for your child’s nail fungus. It is believed that vinegar can be just as effective in curing nail fungal infection, and this is backed by the fact that vinegar is acidic in nature, which in turn is not a favorable environment for the growth of fungus. So, what can do is soak the fingers or toes of your in a mixture containing 30% vinegar and 70% water, on a daily basis. And, you may certainly see positive results in a week or two.
Vick’s Vapor Rub is another treatment option. Simply clean and trim your nails. Then rub a small amount of vapor rub on the infected toe every day. This is a cheap treatment option and more than likely you already have some in your medicine cabinet. According to E-How, Researchers at Michigan State University studied the effects of Meijer medicated chest rub on toenail fungus and found the ratio of camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol to be effective in treating the fungus. You will have to be persistent and keep applying the vapor rub on the infected toe until the nail is healthy.
Have you or a family member had a fungal infection under their nail? If so, how did they get rid of it?