Nail Treatment in Lahore
Nail issues and diseases can often be difficult to understand, especially when it comes to figuring out which type of doctor can successfully give best nail treatment in lahore.
Individuals that don’t keep track of their foot or hand hygiene usually end up with nail fungus. The condition itself has plenty of scientific names including onychomycosis and tinea unguium, but basically both of them refer to the same thing, a nail fungal infection.
These types of fungal infections are some of the most common diseases found in nails. The condition itself can affect both toenails and fingernails, causing them to look thick and discolored. It is worth mentioning though that the condition is more prevalent in toenails.
Which is why in this post, we’ve come up with a guide designed to inform you of some remedies proven to work in treating nail fungus. Plus, the types of doctors you should be visiting in case these treatments don’t work.
Best Home Remedies for Treating Nail Fungus
All of us want quick solutions and remedies to problems we’d otherwise have to spend money on. Nail fungus treatment fits into that category as well and thankfully we’ve come up with a few working home remedies you can try to treat the infection.
You’ve all probably heard of Vicks VapoRub the ointment. Well, while this ointment was basically designed to treat the common cold, it can also be used to treat toenail fungus. Why? Well, it contains camphor and eucalyptus oil as its main active ingredients.
Both of these ingredients were proven in a 2011 study to have “positive clinical impacts” when it came to treating toenail fungal infections. So, to all the people who often ask the question: Is nail fungus treatment expensive? It’s not really if you practice using Vicks VapoRub properly.
A substance that’s widely known to have antifungal properties is snakeroot extract. Snakeroot extract itself is basically an antifungal that’s extracted from the various plants in the sunflower family.
We actually found an older study in which snakeroot extract was applied to fungal infected toenails every third day in the first month, twice every week for the second month and once every week for the third month.
The results showed that the extract was effective in treating and removing overgrown nail fungus, thus preventing nail fungal infections. Thereby proving that snakeroot extract can work in treating nail fungus, albeit slowly.
Another substance with well known antifungal properties is tea tree oil. The oil, also called melaleuca, also possesses some antiseptic abilities and has even been used to treat nail fungal infections in some hospitals.
In fact, the NCCIH (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health) actually released a bunch of small scale clinical studies where tea tree oil was actually quite effective in treating toenail fungal infections.
However, it’ll only be effective if you apply it regularly twice a day using cotton or a cloth.
If none of the above prescribed home remedies work in treating your nail fungal infection, the last resort is to visit a doctor for his/her expert opinion.
Be sure to not let your infections grow worse and worse until you visit a doctor as leaving it for too long can be quite dangerous. However, which doctor should you visit for a problem related to your nails? A dermatologist of course!
The best of the best dermatologists in Lahore though have to be the ones working at Holisticare. These expert practitioners have been practicing the art of dermatology for a couple of decades now and well versed to treat any serious nail disease.
Dr. Amber Bashir
Thankfully, Lahore’s chock full of quality dermatologists who have been practicing medicine for an inordinately long amount of time. The city contains the best practicing dermatologists in Pakistan and is a hub for all treatments related to skin, hair and nails.
All you have to do is pick up the phone, book an appointment and allow them to work their magic.
Can Laser Cure Nail Fungus?
The most asked question on the internet right now related to nail fungal infections is: Can laser cure nail fungus? And while laser treatment works for acne treatment in Lahore and even mole removal Lahore, we wouldn’t actually recommend laser treatment for something as small as a nail fungal infection.
That’s because laser treatment can be quite expensive. Plus, laser treatment takes plenty of time and requires you to come in for plenty of sessions. On average, it can take six to 18 months of consistent laser treatment for your nail fungus to finally go away.
Thus, we wouldn’t advise opting for laser treatment, at least until you try some of these home remedies for a 3-4 month period.
In summary, nail fungal infections make up half of all nail diseases and abnormalities. However, the disease itself is quite easily treated through home remedies if you start early and keep at it regularly for a 3-4 month period. Some home remedies you could try are Vicks VapoRub, snakeroot extract and tea tree oil.
However, if all else fails, it’s incredibly important that you meet with a dermatologist to discuss the state of your infection and how to move forward in its treatment.
We once again recommend any of the dermatologists at Holisticare as the premium and best option for anyone living in Lahore. Their expert knowledge should come in handy when deciphering what your nails’ condition is and in deciding what steps to take in their treatment.