Toenail fungus can be hard to deal with. Toenail fungus make our toenail hard, yellow, and brittle. Trimming an infected toenail is difficult and if not properly trimmed can make the fungus worst. If you nick your toenail or trim the nail too deeply in the quick; you just created a airway for the infection to spread beneath the nail. Just applying nail polish and covering up the toenail fungus will only make the fungus infection worst and the polish just locked in moisture for your fungus to spread.
Antifungal Nail Polish is The Answer!
No, you still can wear polish on your nails if you have a fungal nail treatment if you use a antifungal type polish only. Antifungal polishes are made to infuse the nail bed with antifungal properties. These antifungal properties include tea tree oil, lavender oil, oil, garlic, and other elements. Antifungal polishes will allow you to hide the discoloration, yellowing, black spots, while treating the fungus infection inside the nail bed.
How To Apply Antifungal Nail Polish
- Prepare Your Nails – Clip and file your nails. Be cautious when discarding the infected clippings. After preparing your nails, take a shower so you can wash away any skin debris. Dry your nails completely.
- Base Coat Application – Apply the antifungal base coat. Allow the base coat to dry, The drying process can take up to thirty minutes. NEVER apply an antifungal polish on top of a nonmedicated base coat.
- Antifungal Polish Application – After the base coat has dried, the antifungal top coat can be applied to the nails. Make sure and allow the antifungal top coat to completely dry. If not allowed to dry completely, the polish can streak which will made the antifungal top coat ineffective.
Pros and Cons of Wearing Nail Polish While You Have A Nail Fungus Infection
Nail Polish can cover up your nail fungus, covering up your thick, yellow, brittle toenails while giving your viewers the impression of a healthy toenail. However, even though, you have given the impression of healthy nails, using traditional kiarasky gel polish will do more harm than good. The striegent chemicals in these nail polishes will cause further damage to the nail fungus infection. If you are using fugal infections treatments in combination with using nail polish the polish will slow the penetration of the topical fungal infection treatment, thus reducing the cure efficiency. Also painting a unhealthy nail and then painting a healthy nail could further spread fungus infection to the healthy nail.
Using typical nail polishes will only make your nail fungus worst. There are special nail lacquers made specifically for nail fungus. Nail fungus lacquers improve the overall health of the nail but do not cure nail fungus. Anti-fungal tropical medications are available to cure nail fungus. Products such as EmonNail contains anti-fungal properties to cure nail fungus.