Antifungal pills give the best chance of curing a
severe fungal nail infection, but they may cost a lot and have serious side
effects. You will need to see your doctor for regular testing if you take these
pills. You should not take them if you have liver or heart problems.
How can you prevent a fungal nail infection?
Fungal nail infections often come back after treatment. It is important
to take steps to prevent this.
Before bed, wash and dry your feet carefully. Then apply an
antifungal product, such as Lamisil or Penlac.
Wear sandals or roomy shoes made of materials that allow
moisture to escape. Let shoes dry for 24 hours before you wear them
Wear cotton socks. Change them if your feet get sweaty.
Do not share nail files or clippers, socks, towels, or other
Wear flip-flops or shower sandals in wet public areas, such as
locker rooms or showers.