Last Updated on September 12, 2020 by Nail Explorer
While it is possible in rare instances for nail fungus to pose a major medical risk in people with circulatory diseases, usually it is only a cosmetic problem. Fingernails and toenails infected with the fungus can look really ugly. They may be yellow, white, or even black. They may split and lift from the nail bed or become thick and misshapen. This is bad enough for guys but even worse for women, especially if they have an important social function coming up. We all want to look our best at such times without having to worry about hiding our hands and concealing our toes when we’d rather be wearing strappy sandals.
Types of Antifungal Nail Polish
There are some great anti-fungal/antibacterial nail polishes available that were created by doctors, the ingredients of which help prevent the infection from spreading from one nail to another. These nail polishes work very well for this purpose, and while there’s no easy way to disguise a badly distorted nail and I wouldn’t recommend wearing polish on a nail that is split down to the nail bed, in milder cases it does a great camouflage job. It’s also excellent as a nail fungal preventative, making it ideal for use at home or for taking to the nail salon. While most salons sterilize their tools between clients, the nail polish itself can harbor fungi from an infected client which can be inadvertently brushed on to the nails of other clients of the salon. Taking your own polish will prevent this from happening.
The antifungal nail polish brand I am currently using is daniPro. It applies smoothly, dries quickly, and is very durable. I’ve been wearing it in the shade Mocha Babe It’s You for a week and a half now and it looks as good as it did the day I applied it. DaniPro isn’t the cheapest nail polish on the market and I wish it came in more colors, but those I have are really nice. Since using it my bare nails look healthier with no yellow tinge which I often get following consistent nail polish wear. I also use daniPro’s Anti-fungal Basecoat Be Free and daniPro’s Nail Polish Peace Top-Coat.