Dr. G Clear Nail Antimicrobial Antifungal Treatment
18mL/0.6 Fl. Oz.
The active ingredient included in Dr. G is 1% tolnaftate. This is commonly used to treat fungal infections such as jock itch, ringworm and athlete’s foot. Dr. G also claims that it can work in treating onychomycosis or nail fungal infections as well. Although nail infection is not one of the recommended diseases that tolnaftate is prescribed for, it should also work for these types of infections as it mainly works by inhibiting the activity of squalene epoxidase, which is needed in the production of ergosterol. Ergosterol on the other hand, is required by fungi to reproduce. Without this substance, fungi will not be able to grow and multiply, thus inhibiting the infection from spreading. Another effect that Dr G provides is the relief of annoying conditions such as itchiness, burning and cracking sensations that usually accompany an infection.
It also has a neutral scent, which is a plus factor. Some treatments have different scents which only mix in or clash with the foul smell of the existing infection.
OPI Fungus Fix
"Fungus Fix is a clinically tested professional salon formula designed to help with unsightly nail problems. This patent pending serum targets the source of the problem for dramatically improved appearance in as little as 2 to 3 weeks in most cases! This concentrated and easy to use formula is non-irritating and fragrance-free."
It has a non-irritating, perfume and drug free formula that claims to be able to clear fungal infections in as fast as two weeks.
The active ingredients of OPI Fungus Fix Serum are undecyclenoyl glycine and usnic acid. Undecyclenoyl glycine is a substance that is commonly used for its anti-fungal effects. It has been effectively proven to fight such infections. On the other hand, usnic acid is derived from moss and is more commonly used as an antibiotic that effectively fights gram positive bacteria like staphylococcus and streptococcus. It also works effectively as an antifungal and antiviral agent. With these two ingredients, the OPI Fungus Fix Serum is an effective product when it comes to fighting fungal infections.
Nail Tek Maximum Strength Anti-Fungal Nail Treatment
10mL/0.33 Fl. Oz.
Nail Tek anti-fungal comes in a small bottle (0.33 ounces) and is a topical solution that can be applied with the included brush, a cotton ball or swab, or your finger. The solution should be used twice per day, once in the morning and again in the evening and the nails being treated should be kept clean and dry at all times.
Its active ingredient is miconazole nitrate, which is an effective anti-fungal substance. It works by inhibiting the production of ergosterol, an important component in the cell wall of fungi. Without their cell wall, fungi will not be able to grow and proliferate and they will also be susceptible to attack by the body’s defenses. This way, they can easily be eliminated from the body.
Before applying the Nail tek Anti-fungal cream, you will need to make sure that the nails are dry to increase better absorption in to the skin. Aside from this, you will need to continue using it even after the fungus has disappeared. This is because fungi may leave some spores behind which may be resistant to the effects of the cream. These spores can still develop into the full grown fungi which will cause your infection to reappear. In order to be sure that it doesn’t return, continue using the cream a few weeks after it has disappeared.