Pedicure fungus, onychomycosis, is commonly seen in discoloration, thickening and flakiness of the nail. Pain, drainage or redness are fairly unusual. This type of infection is caused by a fungus.We use for pedicure infection is the drug Lamisil, taken orally for 12 weeks. Some may require two rounds of treatment and for many the drug is completely unsuccessful.
With moist environment of the big toenail suits the fungus quite well. Toenails become a difficult area to treat, both because they remain moist with sweat and because it’s difficult for an oral medication to be absorbed into the area to wipe out the infection quickly. The infection may set in after trauma to the nail. Patients who have high blood sugar may also have problems with toenail infections; fungi thrive on sugar.
The successful treatment of a pedicure fungus requires a multifaceted approach. Alway keep the area clean and dry. Avoid refined sugars and soft drinks. We need to control diabetics blood sugar or the chances of eliminating the infection will be much lower.
Tea tree oil is a topical treatment that can be applied directly to the toe. This oil can be found in health food stores, and should be painted on the toenail three times a day. In addition, other nutritionally based anti-fungal supplements include Pau d’arco extract (150 mg twice a day), grapefruit seed extract (40 mg twice a day) and caprylic acid.
Some integrative physicians have equated yeast and fungal problems with increased heavy metal burden in the body. For those with concerns, treating the toenail fungus might be secondary to relieving the heavy metal burden. Though not widely discussed in conventional medical literature, many doctors associate yeast with mercury. Mercury exposure can come from a variety of places including some fish, coal-burning power plants and old silver amalgam fillings.