Through our experiences with personal stories and discussions with medical professionals, we have found that topical solutions are the safest and easiest way to cure toenail fungus infections of mild to medium strength. Although these treatments are sometimes not powerful enough to treat a very severe nail fungus infection, the good brands represent an economical way to apply quality treatment to a nail fungus infection without any assistance from a medical professional.
The reputable solutions will always have an active ingredient that is an FDA-approved anti-fungal. When using topical treatments it is essential to get the solution underneath the nail bed and deep into the cuticle in order to fight the fungus where it lives. One of the common errors that people make is simply painting a topical solution on to the nail like a nail polish. This is not only going to make the treatment time much, much longer but it also ensures that you will be wasting your money. The solution must be placed generously all around the skin of the infected nail and along the line of both the cuticle and the tip of the nail to increase the chances for really good absorption.
Another enormous plus for topical solutions is that to the best of our knowledge, they all have nearly zero potential side effects. The topical solutions are very easily applied generally with a supplied brush or by using a cotton swab or even the tip of a finger. It’s important to apply the solution with a bit of force so that if gets into the surrounding skin and doesn’t simply drip down the toe or finger it is being applied to.
Be sure to do some research before making any purchase of a topical solution for nail fungus. Use our ranking system but also do your own reading about the product that you are interested in. Make sure they use an FDA-approved anti-fungal. Read the ingredients list for other natural anti-fungals like tea tree oil, camphor or bearberry extract. Check the return policy since not all product cure toenail fungus for everybody. Listed below is a review of our favorite topical solutions:
#1 – Funginix
Our top rated toenail fungus treatment for 2013 is the topical solution called Funginix. This brand has been one of the more popular and visible products on the internet for about 6 years now. What sets Funginix apart from the many other topical competitors is the ingredient list. They use an FDA-approved anti-fungal active called undecylenic acid as do some of the other higher-end topical solutions. But it’s the mixture of herbal anti-fungals like as camphor and menthol as well as oils such as tea tree, jasmine and lavender that make the treatment complete. The application process is very easy using the provided brush applicator and the consistency of the product is slightly creamier than other topical solutions which allows for better absorption than a lacquer-type product.
Funginix is really a very complete product. We’d like for the price to be a bit lower but $49.95 is pretty much the standard for the higher end topical solutions.
This is an excellent product for eliminating all forms of nail fungus. We found that it was clearly the most effective and fast acting of the topical solutions and that it was strong enough to even make improvements in deeply entrenched infections. We strongly suggest that any of our readers that are suffering from a nail fungus infection try Funginix.
#2 – Fungavir
Fungavir is among the group of better topical nail fungus treatments. This product is relatively new to the market and has a good quality ingredient list. Fungavir is largely a knock-off of Funginix but because of that, they’ve put together an effective mixture of ingredients with a combination of undecylenic acid with herbal extracts. The application for Fungavir is quite similar to that of a nail polish or lacquer.
There aren’t many negatives about Fungavir other than it just isn’t as good as the competition. For the $49.95 that they charge per bottle, a person can get either a superior topical solution or a more powerful form of topical lacquer, either of which will be a more consistently effective treatment.
Fungavir is a nice product that is starting to get known more readily in the nail fungus treatment market. This product is most effective on the milder infections and is not difficult to use nor has any potential side effects. Fungavir is a reasonable treatment for fighting nail fungus infections but there are other, more effective options available.