Topical medications are ineffective in most cases, because the infection starts growing under the nail. No topical medicines penetrate deep enough into and through the nail, to treat the living organisms under the nail plate. Any clearing of the nail surface is eventually overtaken by infected nail replacing it from underneath. Unfortunately, in this condition, any self-treatment is, at best, temporary. Use of a topical antifungal medicine may, at best, prevent spread of the fungus to, as yet, unaffected nails or the surrounding skin.
You can call Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists at (512) 328-8900,
and make an appointment at one of our three convienent Austin office locations.
5000 Bee Caves Road, Suite 202, Westlake Hills, 78746
1600 W. 38th Street, Suite 318, Rosedale, 78731
2312 Western Trails Blvd, Suite 103, Westgate, 78745