The Life Cycle of Nail Fungus

To better understand your toenail or nail fungus infection and why it keeps coming back, you have to understand the fungal life cycle. Did you know fungi are actually more closely related to animals than plants? That’s right! They’re living organisms that can reproduce both asexually and sexually.

In both reproduction methods, there are distinct phases the fungi go through in order to multiply and complete a life cycle. During the interphase, also known as the “daily living” phase, a fungal cell prepares itself for division. This is the phase between two cell divisions where the cell acquires water and nutrition, and starts producing organelles and proteins. Most antifungal medications take effect during this stage of the fungal cell’s life.

The speed which fungi reproduce is greatly affected by the environment. Fungi play a major role  as nature’s major decomposers and recyclers. They break down organic matter that otherwise wouldn’t be recycled, providing a vital role in releasing scarce, yet biologically-essential elements, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, from decaying matter.

Have you ever wondered why all the falling leaves on a forest floor don’t just keep piling up? That’s because fungi play a huge role in breaking that down. This explains why dark, damp conditions encourage fungal growth more than dry, open areas--because those are the ideal conditions in nature that fungi evolved to thrive in to break down the organic matter they eat. Which explains why fungal nail infections are much more common on the toenails than on the fingernails.

Stop Fungus before it Happens

Stop Fungus before it Happens:

  1. Pay Attention to Environmental Conditions: Most fungi require darkness and moisture in order to grow. They also require a steady source of nutrition. Keeping nails dry and allowing your feet to spend time without wearing shoes and socks will reduce the chance of spreading the fungus.
  2. Observe Proper Hygiene: Soap and other hygiene products contain compounds lethal to microorganisms including fungi. Regularly washing your hands is the simplest way to avoid fungal growth on the fingernails. Exfoliating the feet also gets rid of dead cells, starving fungi of some nutrients that they normally need to survive.
  3. Dry Your Hands and Feet: Do not leave your hands wet for an extended period of time. Besides encouraging fungal growth, excess moisture also weakens the skin, making it more vulnerable to cuts and wounds. Thoroughly dry your feet before putting shoes on. Use foot powder if necessary. This makes the inside of your shoe less hospitable to fungal colonies. This does not mean you have to leave your hands and feet unmoisturized. Some moisture is necessary to maintain good skin quality. We recommend cleansing with our Therapeutic Moisture Bar and moisturising with EMUAIDMAX. EMUAID’s Therapeutic Moisture Bar is a  perfect complement to EMUAIDMAX First Aid Ointment. EMUAID Therapeutic Moisture Bar deeply cleanses and detoxifies the skin, delivers intense hydration, restores moisture, exfoliates to promote cellular turnover and stimulates natural skin regeneration. It’s packed with nature’s most effective anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral essential oils.

Progress Will Take Time

Your nails grow slowly, and your toenails grow much slower than your fingernails. Toenails grow at an average rate of 1.62 mm per month. Toenails require 12 to 18 months to grow all the way back out. Actual growth rate is dependent upon age, season, exercise level, and hereditary factors.

The appearance of nail fungus varies widely from person to person. It can be as minimal as a slight yellow or discoloration on a nail, to very thick, brittle and extremely discolored nails. This discoloration will take time to grow out. Our product is all-natural so it contains no bleach, acid, or chemicals to change the color of the nail, however, EMUAIDMAX will soften thick nails and will heal the nail bed allowing a new healthy nail to grow out.

As your nail grows, look for a healthy, normal pink nail bed. We suggest that you continue to use EMUAIDMAX as the new nail grows in. A completely new nail can take anywhere from 6 months to 12+ months to grow in.

Pro's and Con's of Topicals, Oral Medications and Surgery

Pro’s and Con’s of Topicals, Oral Medications and Surgery

Understanding how fungi spreads and reproduces is important to discovering and developing treatments that kill fungi and prevent spreading a fungal infection. Topicals are usually the recommended treatment method against nail fungus because they are considered the safest and most convenient way to get a fungicide to the target area.

Oral medications can be very effective for some, however they almost always require prescriptions and have been known to have harmful side effects including liver damage, or be toxic when dosage is not observed. Surgical procedures are another option. Typically, surgery involves a doctor removing the entire nail (avulsion). Partial removal (debridement) is available, but it’s not common. Nail removal makes it possible to apply an antifungal cream directly to the infected area, increasing the likelihood that the infection can be cured. Surgery can be very expensive and is generally viewed as a last-resort treatment when all other methods have been exhausted.

When fungus lives on your skin and nails, it’s typically buried underneath the protective barriers of your skin and nails. These protective barriers require time to allow a topical to penetrate to where the fungus is in order to kill it. That’s why it’s important to use a topical product with a Transdermal Delivery System engineered into it so the ingredients can actively penetrate your skin and nails protective barriers in order to effectively deliver the antifungal ingredients where they are needed most.

Why Use EMUAIDMAX Over Other Topicals for Fingernail and Toenail Fungus?

Unlike most antifungal treatments, EMUAIDMAX contain nature’s most effective natural Transdermal Delivery System, allowing the antifungal and healing ingredients to get to where they need to be in order to do their job.

This unique formula works in 2 steps. First, the combination of powerful all-natural ingredients penetrates the nail to kill the fungi that cause the infection--solving the source of the problem. Then, the strong healing ingredients begin to repair dry, brittle and discolored nails immediately, while oxygen boosters stimulate blood flow to rapidly promote the growth of new healthy nails and act as a prevention measure for future infections. It’s important to use EMUAIDMAX consistently--a minimum of 3 times a day.

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We typically do not use the word “cure” as EMUAID is recommended for certain skin conditions that have no permanent cure such as autoimmune conditions like Eczema, where you can only relieve the symptoms. In those situations, EMUAID provides symptomatic relief, but we assure you that EMUAIDMAX does kill nail fungus and eliminate (“cure”)  the infection.

 EMUAID First Aid Ointment strictly complies with the US Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia as regulated by the FDA. All EMUAID products are manufactured in an FDA registered Over-the-Counter Drug and Homeopathic Medicine facility.

We don't have the exact success rates for EMUAID with any particular condition, however we have less than a 2% return rate for our products even though we offer a no questions asked 30 Day Money Back Guarantee on your initial purchase.

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