Treatment Options for Toenail Fungus – How Do I Get Rid of This?

I have discovered that I have toenail fungus!

I want to treat it NOW, but where do I begin?

Is There a Cure for Toenail Fungus?

You have probably googled treatments for toenail fungus by now.Picture of Google Search for Treatment of Toenail Fungus

Were you amazed to find the thousands of products that claim to be the BEST cure for toenail fungus?

What IS the BEST toenail fungus cure?

I mean… the symptoms are bad enough, but you don’t want to live with this condition for the rest of your life, AND you surely don’t want to experience any complications from toenail fungus.

How can I trust these thousands of search results that I am sorting through?

Picture of Google Search Results for Treatment of Toenail Fungus

I mean… gosh! There are 799,000 search results for the treatment of toenail fungus! How and where do you even begin?

I will go ahead and tell you that YES… there ARE cures for toenail fungus… it IS a treatable condition.

Don’t Trust Google Search Results to Find the Best Toenail Fungus Cure

What? Don’t trust Google? Yes… you heard me correctly. I will tell you that most of these ads and search results stem from people just wanting to make money! It is a scam!

ANYONE can build websites these days. Their goal… TO MAKE MONEY by selling hot items!

They don’t REALLY care about your health and well-being. They are simply using you to earn a paycheck.

Toenail Fungus Treatment Scams

I know that this can be very frustrating. I have personally been fooled before (in a different market) too. Just DON’T DO IT!

Now that we have gotten this fact out of the way, enough about all of this… let’s get down to business.

What Does NOT Cure Toenail Fungus?

As a podiatrist, I have seen it all. Feel free to read more about me HERE.

Over the last Picture of Lists for Toenail Fungus Treatmentsdecade, patients have come into my office everyday with a list of everything that they have tried to get rid of this ugly condition.

Wow! The money that I have seen spent on irrelevant treatments simply blows my mind!

There are very few products that I can actually stand behind.

MOST products on the market do NOT actually cure toenail fungus. So… I have to KNOW and have SEEN it work on multiple patients with my own eyes BEFORE I would even consider recommending any type of product!

I have too much to lose (patients AND my practice) if I were to advocate products that simply do not work.

I also want to state right now that MOST prescription treatments designed for toenail fungus do NOT actually cure fungal toenails! This is simply a fact! You can read it in the tiny little print!

The efficacy rate for topical treatments vary and are between 6-15%. What a scam! Those HUGE drug companies are making a fortune on products that don’t even work!

So… what is the answer?

What to Expect When Treating Toenail Fungus

I will tell you that my website is constantly evolving as I try to keep you up-to-date with the products that really DO work to combat toenail fungus.

Yes… I said products (plural)!

Toenail fungus is NOT an easy disease to treat. It takes patience and consistency to be fully successful at finally getting rid of this condition.

I hate to say it, but I do want to be honest with you… YOU WILL NOT CLEAR TOENAIL FUNGUS OVERNIGHT.

ANY product or person, rather, that claims that a product can do this for you is NOT being PICTURE OF TIMER FOR POST TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR TOENAIL FUNGUStruthful. That is a FACT… point blank. But… should a product ever come out that CAN do this… I will be the first to let you know. How amazing would that be?

Because you DO have to plan on a long-term treatment process for toenail fungus, I like to provide my patients with as much of a variety in treatment options as possible.

Different people prefer treating a condition in a variety of ways.

For example, some people may find it easier to place a device on their problematic toenails for a specified time period everyday (CHECK OUT THE CURE EX LASER) while others may find it easier to apply a solution to the affected nails (ZETA CLEAR NAIL SOLUTION). Still, others may prefer treatment via a relaxing, spa treatment (PURELY NORTHWEST FOOT AND TOENAIL SYSTEM).

But… I can tell you one thing (as I have already stated before)… I will NOT recommend aEXCELLENT product or device that does NOT work.

So… you HAVE to find which method of my treatment recommendations that YOU can be consistent with. You will be in it for the long-haul!

Feel free to go visit the product reviews of the treatments that I recommend for toenail fungus  now, or continue reading more valuable information regarding the treatment of toenail fungus!

Treating Toenail Fungus – A Multi-Faceted Approach

I know that you are searching for products with proven success in eliminating the ugly appearance of toenail fungus, relieving any pain you may be experiencing and restoring a healthy appearance to your nails. I will get to them in my Product Reviews page.

I do want to briefly mention here, though, that treating toenail fungus MUST be a multi-faceted approach. What do I mean by this? Let me tell you…

Let’s say that Sally has toenail fungus.

It is the summer time and she is using a highly successful treatment regimen for the treatment of her toenail fungus.

She is finallyPicture of Tall Boots beginning to notice the appearance of her toenails improving. But then… fall comes.

Sally begins wearing her favorite pair of fall boots. She has looked forward to wearing them all summer!

She slowly begins to notice though that even though she continues the long treatment regimen on her toenails that were improving, they begin to worsen again.

Do you see where I am going with this yet?

Toenail fungus is EVERYWHERE!


You do NOT want to spend the time and money that it takes to effectively treat toenail fungus ONLY to find yourself moving backwards because you continue to put yourself in contact with the disease!

There ARE products that can help ensure that your treatment for toenail fungus continues to work as effectively as possible.

To read more about ways to prevent the occurrence or even re-occurrence of toenail fungus, click HERE!

Popular Ways to Treat Toenail Fungus

I could limit my site to merely discussing the products that I recommend for treating toenail fungus. But… I am not going to do this.Why Treat Toenail Fungus - Picture of Person Lecturing

For completeness sake, I would like to briefly cover most of the available treatment options out there for toenail fungus… what people claim to cure toenail fungus.

I can say that I have personally had experience with each of these advertised treatment regimens throughout my decade of practice and my review of these treatment options available is meant to empower you with information that is reliable so that you can make an informed decision surrounding the option that you deem best for you!!!

Reading through these sections should make you better appreciate the qualities about the products that I DO recommend for the treatment of toenail fungus!!!

I have divided the commonly advertised products or methods for the treatment of toenails (most of which do NOT work) into the following categories:

Take-Home Facts About Treating Toenail Fungus

I want to stress here that just like the roughly 35 million Americans suffering from this condition, I am positive that you are here because you want to eliminate this embarrassing condition by finding the perfect toenail fungus cure!!!

This surprisingly simple disease, however, has proven difficult to effectively treat and most of the options available entail a long and expensive process.

Modern medicine has a proven track record of this fact!!!

Millions of dollars in the drug marketing field are spent yearly to promote a multitudePicture of Money Spent on the Treatment of Toenail Fungus of medications created for this condition yet, sadly, their effectiveness is lacking.

While I am going to review many current treatment regimens for this condition within the next few sections, my whole-hearted recommendation for treatment of fungal toenails can be found within MY REVIEWS!!!

These products are the gold-standard in my treatment for this condition!!!


Take-Home Facts:
  • Very few treatments for toenail fungus are safe, effective AND affordable.
  • There are only a handful of remedies proven to be superior to all other treatments for toenail fungus.
  • My absolute favorite treatments for toenail fungus, Purely Northwest Foot and Toenail SystemThe Cure Ex Laser AND Zeta Clear Nail Solution are very effective, affordable and free of side effects!
    • In addition, the manufacturers of these products provide a consumer guarantee as well as superb customer service! What more can you want?

Go to next section: Why Should You Treat Fungal Toenails?


8 thoughts on “Treatment Options for Toenail Fungus – How Do I Get Rid of This?

  1. OMG I’m so happy you are clearing the road toward real treatments for this very painful and frustrating issue. We need more doctors online providing real information vs. just salesly blog crap. So glad I found this site!

    1. Thank you for the kind words Penelope! As stated, all too often I have patients come in that have wasted so much money on products that just didn’t work! My goal is to truly offer you the information that you can utilize to make an educated purchase on products that DO work for the treatment of toenail fungus!

      I am here to help. Period. Let me know if you have ANY further concerns or questions by commenting below! Everyone deserves happy, healthy feet!

  2. Hi, I ran into your blog because I was looking for more about a fungus underneath my feet, or rather between my toes. Very nice to get info about both here nonetheless.

    A product that would clean fungus in one day over night would be awesome, but in the same time it sounds very scary to me. So it is probably best that doesn’t actually exist.

    My doctor usually gives me some sort of salve that is meant to kill fungus with some sort of acid in it. The other salve I got had steroids in them according to the package. Is that common to use steroids and acids to kill toenail fungus and other fungus on your feet or is this also non-working medicine?

    Believe my wife got once some sort of tablet she had to swallow every day, which didn’t really make a difference either and it had some nasty side effects which makes you want to quit right away.


    1. Hello Steven! I hope that my blog did provide you with some information that you can utilize in the treatment of both you and your wife’s dealings with fungus!

      Many topical medications do contain corticosteroids in them. Corticosteroids are meant to relieve inflammation. Inflammation of the skin can occur with many different infections, and has to do with our bodies immune reactions.

      Betamethasone is a common corticosteroid used in topical treatments, and is usually used to treat conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.

      Salicylic acid is an acid used as a keratolytic, which means that it breaks down keratin. This, also, is commonly used to treat conditions such psoriasis and chronic eczema.

      As far as with fungus, you can (in advanced cases) develop inflammation of the skin, but these are not the common treatments for fungus.

      I would check out the treatments that I recommend as they are more natural AND effective. I have provided the link HERE!

      In addition, if this is a more recurrent problem, it is very well possible that you are continually re-introducing yourself to the fungus through your shoegear! There IS a solution for this! You can read more about what you can do for this situation HERE!

      I hope that these recommendations help. If you should have any further questions or comments please feel free to leave them below and I will get back with you!

      Merry Christmas!

  3. Hi Dr. Misty,

    I am so glad I found this article because my husband suffers from toenail fungus for years now. He tried almost everything and he even swallowed pills, which was a disaster for its liver. He is very disappointed and he doesn’t even dare try another treatment. I have a question if you don’t mind, please. Is it possible to cure toenail fungus when it is at an advanced stage? I mean, all his nail are affected.

    Thank you!

    1. Hello Daniella! I am glad that you found this article too!

      To answer your question… it is absolutely possible to cure toenail fungus when it is advanced. Although I won’t lie… it does take self-discipline and dedication as the treatment time can exceed just over a year when it has gotten to this point.

      I would recommend for ANY treatment to be effective at this point, he will see the best results if he debrides, or files the nail down in thickness throughout his treatment. One invaluable instrument that allows him to perform this with ease is the MediCool Med2191 TurboFile 2 Professional Electric Nail Filing System. This should be performed about once per month along with the treatment regimen of his choice. It simply allows whatever treatment that he ensues to penetrate through the thick nail much more effectively.

      If he is truly serious at combatting this unsightly disease, I recommend that you read more about my top treatment recommendations for toenail fungus. These are the only products that I stand behind and KNOW that these products do actually work. You can read more about them by clicking HERE. I wouldn’t waste money on any other product out there. Just stress to him to be consistent and utilize one of these treatments on a daily basis. If he is not consistent, then they (or any other product) will definitely not work for him.

      I hope that this helped. Just know that I am here for you. Should you have any other questions or concerns feel free to comment and I will definitely respond.

  4. Dr Misty,

    Your site is put together very nicely and is loaded with a lot of information. You have done an excellent job creating a site that is easy to maneuver. I really enjoyed reading your article on treatment options for toenail fungus.

    Your knowledge gives you the credibility needed for me to trust you. I currently do not have any thick, yellow toenails, but if I did have toenail fungus then I would definitely bookmark your website and refer to it on a regular basis.

    Thank you for this information. I now know just what to watch for.

    Best Regards,

    1. Hello Nick and thank you for visiting my post regarding treatment options for toenail fungus. Toenail fungus is no joke. And… if not treated properly it can lead to some horrid complications!

      I am so glad that you are not currently suffering with toenail fungus! Consider yourself very blessed! That is awesome.

      While my site is dedicated to helping those with foot problems, I have created a post on unique gifts for loved ones! You may want to browse over there the next time you are looking for something for that special someone! There are some pretty cool ideas!

      Again… thank you for visiting and thank you so much for your kind comments. I am truly here to help! ((:

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