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Evidence OTC options can help patients defeat toe and foot fungus and look better quickly

Evidence OTC options can help patients defeat toe and foot fungus and look better quickly
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(BPT) - Finding an effective, fast-acting, non-prescription treatment for sufferers of toe and foot fungus is important. Based on a recent study, benefits that ranked most important among consumers were products that act fast and stop the spread of tough fungus infections while killing fungus and restoring the skin. Fungi-Nail(R) contains a nourishing oil base that helps soothe cracked and irritated skin, unlike many OTC products that contain alcohol and dry out the skin even further.

While embarrassment may be the most common reaction to having a fungus, the issue is “more than a cosmetic problem,” according to a report by the American Academy of Family Physicians. People who suffer from toe and foot fungus avoid going barefoot and feel less confident when a breakout occurs. Toe fungus is easy to contract, it doesn’t go away on its own, so the quicker you take action, the sooner you can eliminate the infection.

If left untreated, toe fungus can become severe and painful and spread to affect surrounding skin, tissue, or the nail. Additionally, people with medical issues that affect foot health, such as diabetes, may be at increased risk of other infections.

Estimates on the number of people who have nail fungus range from 2 to 14 percent of the total population, according the AAFP. In fact, fungal infections account for half of all nail disorders. Although it is more prevalent above the age of 60, at least one in four adults has or will experience some type of nail fungal infection by the age of 40.

Lack of awareness

There is a need for greater awareness of toe and foot fungus and treatment options. Sufferers understand common symptoms associated with toe fungus such as; discoloration and nail thickening, but many sufferers don’t realize they have it until it’s too late. The key is to use an over-the-counter, topical treatment like Fungi-Nail(R) Toe & Foot(R) at the first sign of infection to eliminate and stop the spread before it develops into nail fungus.

The makers of Fungi-Nail have created Nailner(R), a nail whitening pen that can be used along with your current anti-fungal treatment to help whiten discolored fungal nails. Nailner(R) contains patent pending technology that penetrates the nail to whiten, clarify and restore a healthy appearance and pH to the nail beginning in just 7 days. It is available in an easy to use, highlighter pen and has been shown to reduce nail thickness during an eight-week consumer trial.

Fungi-Nail(R) continues to be the No. 1 recommended brand of pharmacists for over 19 years and is available in a 1-oz. solution, easy-to-use pen applicator and a lasting ointment with a dual angled brush for larger areas. To learn more about Fungi-Nail(R) or Nailner(R) visit www.fn-nailner.com or www.funginail.com.

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