Varnishes from nail fungus

Antifungal nail polish will help to quickly get rid of mycosis that has affected the nails on the fingers or toes. This is the most practical and convenient topical medicine because, unlike medicines that have a cream or gel texture, it does not rub off.

It is advisable to use varnish if the area of the nail damaged by the fungus does not exceed 60%. It is used as an independent remedy, it can be prescribed as part of complex therapy.

healthy nails after nail polish treatment

Advantages and disadvantages of varnishes

Varnishes from nail fungus have a liquid structure, which allows them to penetrate into the very depths of the nail plate and more effectively fight infection. A protective film is formed on the surface of the nail. It prevents the flow of oxygen from the outside, which is detrimental to mycotic microorganisms. In addition, thanks to this film, the concentration of medicinal substances inside the nail remains high.

Most varnishes from nail fungus not only fight the disease, but also improve the condition of the plates. Nails become stronger, healthier and stronger. Most often, varnishes are allowed to be used to prevent fungal infections. They are invisible, so they can be used when visiting swimming pools, baths, gyms and other public places where the risk of infection is increased.

The main disadvantages of varnishes from nail fungus:

  • Varnishes for the treatment of nail fungus are expensive. In addition, all of them have contraindications for use.
  • Some varnishes contain toxic compounds in their composition, so they are not recommended for the treatment of children and pregnant women.

In general, varnish for the treatment of nail fungus is an effective tool that allows you to get rid of the disease in a quality manner.

Preparation for the procedure

Preparation for applying the drug is necessary to increase its effectiveness. The easiest option is steaming with therapeutic baths.

They are performed as follows:

  • A few tablespoons of sea salt, essential oils, shavings of laundry soap are added to hot water;
  • The bath is taken for 15-20 minutes;
  • After the procedure, the feet are thoroughly dried with a towel;
  • Nails are trimmed and filed. Calluses are removed.

Then you should treat the plate with a napkin soaked in an alcohol solution. It is necessary for disinfection. To facilitate the penetration of active ingredients, you can file the nail from the outside so that it becomes rough. The use of varnish does not require the removal of the plate.

Some recommendations

A few tips from an expert:

  • Before starting treatment, it is necessary to get the advice of a specialist who will tell you exactly which strain of the fungus affects the nail;
  • In case of damage to the growth zone of the nail plate, treatment should be comprehensive. In addition to external means of application, antimycotics will be required to completely destroy the infection;
  • Do not be upset if, after the course of treatment, lesions remain on the nail. Most likely, the fungus itself is already dead, and its waste products are still under the nail. In this case, a medical pedicure will help.

Treatment with antifungal varnishes has many advantages. The use of such drugs is effective, convenient and comfortable, which allows you to lead an active lifestyle without losing comfort!

Contraindications and side effects

When treating a fungal infection on the nails, one should not forget that fungicidal varnishes are a therapeutic, not a cosmetic product. Therefore, they should be used strictly according to the instructions and after consulting a doctor. Most varnishes have the same contraindications. They can not be used during pregnancy and lactation, in early childhood (up to 4 years) and with intolerance to the components of the therapeutic agent.

In some cases, in people with hypersensitivity, the use of fungal varnish can cause unwanted allergic reactions, manifested by redness of the skin, itching, and urticaria. Therefore, be attentive to your own health and use antifungal agents in strict accordance with the recommendations of a specialist.


Some reviews of people who treated nail fungus with varnishes.

  • My mom used nail polish. The remedy is expensive, but copes well with unpleasant symptoms. It has a pleasant smell, and after application to the affected nail, a feeling of coolness is created, unpleasant itching and other discomfort disappear. I can note that my mother's toenails have cleared up, and since during the treatment I had to take care of them daily, now they look much better than before the treatment. The varnish creates a strong film on the nail and you can no longer be afraid that the fungus will spread further.
  • Once I discovered this problem in myself and went to the doctor. He recommended me an inexpensive varnish. Judging by the description, the drug is concentrated and very effective. Eliminated the problem with the fungus in a week.

Most people respond positively to healing varnishes. The only significant disadvantage of these compositions is the high cost.

Preventive measures

A large number of therapeutic agents are actively used not only for the treatment of fungal diseases, but also for the prevention of fungal infections in those people who are predisposed to such diseases.

It should be borne in mind that almost all antifungal varnishes contain a large amount of toxins, therefore, before starting preventive measures, it is advised to study the instructions and composition of the product in detail.

For preventive purposes, it is recommended:

  • wear shoes on the beach, in the pool, sauna or bath (preferably closed and rubber);
  • use cotton socks, which are advised to be changed daily;
  • do not wear your own shoes;
  • after a shower and bath procedures, it is worth carefully wiping your feet and hands;
  • keep feet and hands dry.

Today, antifungal varnishes have gained great popularity and received a lot of positive feedback, both from doctors and from the people who used them.