Toenail Fungus and Nail Polish | Triad Foot & Ankle Center

Toenail Fungus and Nail Polish

iStock_000018533443_LargeLadies, you can admit that if you have a fungal nail infection, the last thing you want to do is show it off in strappy sandals during these hot summer months.  You may be tempted simply to cover it up with a coat of this year’s trendiest nail polish.  Before you do, think twice! Toenail fungus can complicate a simple polish job!

Toenail fungus is an infection, and nail polish contains many strong chemicals that could actually make the infection worse.  Many patients we see will cover the infected nail with nail polish because it is unsightly.  The good news is that there is a nail polish on the market that we recommend for use even if you have toenail fungus.  It does not contain chemicals that are bad for nail fungus, and contains tea tree oil and allicin, a powerful anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral agent that partners with vitamin C to help kill harmful germs.  We sell this nail polish at our offices.

The best way to get toenail fungus under control is to have it properly treated!  We have several options for treatment available, including a new painless laser technology!  Give us a call or click here to schedule an appointment.

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