A fungal infection occurs as a white or yellow spot under fingernails or toenails. As it invades deeper into tissues, the nail becomes thick, discolored, crumbling, eventually turning black.
Nail fungus is not the same as athlete's foot fungus, although it can be transmitted from the same conditions of moist environment such as showers, pool areas, locker rooms and sweaty shoes.
Real eradication of fungal infection requires long-term oral medication that can have serious side effects. Topical compounds can be made which treat the infection topically (directly on the skin and nails) to aid in treatment.
Compounds may include natural tea tree oil, natural undecylenic acid, commonly used Clomitrazole, plus three medications which target nail fungus infection: Itraconozole, Ketoconozole and Terbinafine.
Talk to your medical provider to discuss compounding as a treatment option. Or contact us to inquire about potential treatment strategies and cost.