In the most common type of toenail fungus infections the dermatophyte fungus that causes the infection starts at the tip of the nail. The fungus enters via the small separation that exists between the nail tip and the nail base. In the medical community this type of infection is called Distal Lateral Onychomycosis and accounts for the vast majority of infections.
The fungus is “subungal” in character. This means that it resides underneath the nail plate, where it is warm, moist and dark; perfect conditions for fungal growth. The trouble is, in this position it is very hard to treat the infection as the fungus is “protected” by the nail itself.
It is crucial therefore to select a toenail fungus treatment that is specially formulated to treat toenail fungus infections. And by that we mean infections that reside underneath the nail and not just fungus infections that surround the nail. The good news is that the best toenail fungus treatments, such as Funginix have been carefully formulated to be able to penetrate further into the nail with each application. This allows the powerful antifungal agents to come into contact with the fungus and destroy it.
The best toenail fungus treatment requires persistence and patience
Even when using a proven toenail fungus cure such as Funginix, users still have to be prepared to stick to a consistent application routine. With each application you are enabling more of the toenail fungus treatment to be able to penetrate through the nail layers to reach the fungus and eliminate it.
Both the manufacturer of Funginix and information provided in Funginix reviews indicates that the treatment works best when it is applied twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening. Try and fit this into your daily routine so that it becomes a habit.
Always ensure that your nails are clean and completely dry prior to each application. If you notice any thickened areas, try and file these away with a nail file. Instead of using the nail file to shorten the nail, use it horizontally across the surface of the nail above the fungus. You may not be able to do this prior to each application. Allow the treatment to completely dry on the surface of the nail before putting on socks and shoes otherwise you run the risk of rubbing it off.
Remember that the infection is caused like a fungus and, like all fungi, it thrives in moist, warm and airless conditions so try and take off your socks and shoes for at least a few hours each day. If you do any exercise and your feet become sweaty, remove your socks as soon as possible.