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How long does it take to cure nail fungus?

When it comes to nail fungus, it’s important to differentiate between the time it take to “treat” or “cure” it versus the time it takes for a new, healthy nail to fully emerge.

Treating Nail FungusIt usually takes a few weeks to a few months to eradicate the underlying infection. This is most frequently accomplished by a combination of topical and oral antifungal medications. Because the fungus is protected from topical medications via the nail plate, and semi-protected from oral medications due to toes receiving limited circulation, the process is a bit slower than it might be for other areas of the body.

However, it’s important to remember that killing the fungus won’t repair a nail that has already been damaged by it. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait for it to grow out naturally, which could take several months.

While the full recovery period may be lengthy, it shouldn’t discourage you! In time, a healthy and clear nail may grow in and return, bringing long-awaited relief and peace of mind. Get started on your treatment by calling Family Foot & Ankle Center at (888) 689-3317 today.