WHAT IS FUNGUS INFECTION OF THE FINGER AND TOE AREAS?
Generally speaking, common fungus infections of the finger and toe areas (topical infections) are caused by a variety of fungi; actual living organisms (members of the yeast and mold family) which exist in the natural environment and tend to thrive in dark, damp conditions. These organisms may penetrate the skin's surface through even the smallest crack or tear and may be contracted by touching infected surfaces, animals or other people. Once infection starts, spreading may occur among body parts…one toe to another…one finger to another. There are a number of specific types of fungi, each of which can affect body tissue and proceed to grow. Common topical fungi infectives generally fall into three categories: microsporum (hair and skin), epidermophyton (skin and nails), and trichophyton (hair, skin, and nails). Among the more common fungi is E. floccosum, which can cause ringworm infection on the body, hands and feet, on and between the fingers and toes including the skin around the nails. Other common fungi are T. rubrum and T. mentagrophytes, which can cause athlete's foot and infect the feet, on and between the toes including the skin around the toenails. Often such infections develop slowly and may be difficult to treat if not attended to promptly with an effective anti-fungal medicine like FUNGICURE.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE A TOPICAL FUNGUS INFECTION?
Some topical fungal infections may present themselves on the skin as ring-like formations with clear centers, commonly referred to as ringworm. Other such infections, when in the finger and toe areas, are often characterized by scaling of skin, burning, cracking, itching and related discomforts. When nails become infected, they may appear to become opaque (cloudy white), thickened, brittle, friable (easily broken) and in some cases, discolored (greenish/brown). NOTE: If you believe you may have any type of fungus infection, do not delay consulting a doctor for advice. You may wish to show him /her FUNGICURE Liquid and discuss its use.
HOW FUNGICURE Liquid WORKS; PRODUCT DESCRIPTION AND ACTION:
MAXIMUM STRENGTH FUNGICURE Liquid is an effective topical formulation containing the ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Undecylenic Acid 25% w/v INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Aloe vera gel, fragrance, hypromellose, isopropyl alcohol (70% v/v), purified water, vitamin E.
Undecylenic acid in FUNGICURE Liquid is a widely recognized, proven anti-fungal ingredient effective against fungi such as E. floccosum, T. mentagrophytes, and T. rubrum, which are known to cause topical infections of the body, hands and feet, including on and between fingers and toes, as well as on cuticles and skin around nails.
FUNGICURE Liquid acts promptly to target and destroy fungus at the site of infection while preventing its spread. FUNGICURE helps relieve associated burning, itching and discomforts by eliminating the fungus…allowing for the natural regrowth of healthy looking tissue.
WHY FUNGICURE LIQUID IS SO EFFECTIVE IN NAIL AREA INFECTION:
Fungus can infect the entire nail area of fingers and toes. This includes the surrounding skin, the nail beds and the nails surfaces themselves, commonly referred to as the nail plates. While an intact nail plate, being a hard surface, is not penetrable by OTC topical applications, there are instances where nail plates are not intact and are actually cracked open, breached or partially separated from the nail bed. There are also instances where fungal infections reside on skin around and adjacent to the nail plate, on the cuticles, and under the exposed quick of the nail. In these instances where the fungus is exposed, Maximum Strength FUNGICURE Liquid, with its powerful anti-fungal action, applied as directed, may be able to reach the site of the infection by direct application, eliminating the fungus and allowing for re-growth of healthy tissue. Fungal infections which are isolated beneath an intact nail plate or embedded within the nail plate itself may require consultation from a Doctor or Pharmacist for proper treatment.
PROMPT ACTION AND PROPER TREATMENT:
Recognizing and treating fungus infection early is very important for successful results. Therefore, it is wise to consult your doctor promptly for advice if you suspect you may have a fungal infection. It is likewise important, for successful results, that once treatment is started with FUNGICURE it is continued uninterrupted, carefully following package directions, until satisfactory results are achieved or advised by a doctor, as directed on the package.
NOTE: Noticeable improvement may be expected within 4 weeks in the case of ringworm (tinea corporis) and athlete's foot (tinea pedis). Consult your doctor for advice if noticeable improvement is not evident by this time or if condition persists or worsens.