Fungal nail infections are the worst. They are particularly difficult to get rid of and to treat rightly. The infection is also known as onychomycosis, and can be caused by a number of things. Whether you've just been unlucky or you're regularly putting your feet into old socks. Either way, you may need to find a good solution that works for you. They're also very common - according to the British Skin Foundation, 1 in 4 people in the UK will have a fungal nail infection at any given time.
Over the years (an avid runner) I have had my run-ins with a bout of fungal nail infections.... and not every product I have used has worked. Some took a while and others were completely pointless. So, here is a rundown of some of the products I think are the best for fungal nails that are easy to find in the UK.
PROFOOT Mycosan Fungal Nail
What we love about the PROFOOT Mycosan Fungal Nail treatment is that it's really simple to use - you just spread the treatment over the infected nail, and it quickly gets to work. The treatment works by penetrating deep into the nail, which gets to the root cause of the infection. You can expect to see results in as little as 2 weeks. This product is currently sitting with a very impressive rating of 4.1 out of 5 on Amazon. Learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk
Scholl Fungal Nail 2 in 1
The Scholl Fungal Nail Treatment is a pretty neat little device.
The fungal nail treatments comes in the form of a pen applicator that is easy to use, mess-free, and can be applied in pretty much seconds. seconds.
The gel contains an active ingredient called amorolfine, which is clinically proven to be effective against a range of fungal infections. The product does mention that the treatment can take anywhere between two to four weeks of use.
There are several unique little features that you can get with these products, from disposable files to the little application device which means that you no longer need to wash your hands and cause a fuss between applications. It is quite an ergonomic little design.
For more information you can check out the product here via Amazon UK
The Excilor fungal nail treatment claims to be able to provide visible results within 2 weeks, which is really impressive. It takes just 1 minute to apply this solution to the affected nail, and you don't have to file your toenail or anything like that - you just apply the solution and get on with the rest of your day. The solution works by dealing with the current infection as well as preventing any further infection from occurring. This fungal nail treatment has a very impressive rating on Amazon of 4.1 out of 5 from more than 4000 reviews. Learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk
Superdrug does one of the best fungal nail treatment kits you can buy on the high street. it contains two main products, a nail solution and a spray.
Most fungal infections come from either your socks or your footwear. What makes fungal nail treatments so difficult, is when you kill off the fungus on your foot, it quickly becomes reinfected. So, Superdrug has a product that sorts both issues together.
They have one part that is a gel which is designed to be applied directly to the affected nail. The second is a spray that is designed to be applied in to your footwear. So any fungal infection there will be killed off too!
Pretty good stuff. You can learn more about the kit by visiting a store near you, or via the superdrug website here: https://www.superdrug.com
ClearZal Fungal Nail Treatment
This fungal nail treatment from ClearZal contains a powerful active antimicrobial (Benzalkonium chloride) which can kill 99% of the bacterial and fungus that causes nail infections. It's a liquid solution which you just drop onto the affected area, and it immediately gets to work. It can actually be used on both fingernails and toenails, and for really bad fungal infections it can safely be used twice per day. This product is listed as 'Amazon's Choice' on Amazon and is currently sitting with a rating of 4.1 out of 5 from more than 600 reviews. Learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk
Hopefully, this post has been useful to you and your fungal nail! We wanted to include some different options for the best fungal nail treatments but the most effective do seem to be those that use chemical anti-fungal agents.
If you'd like to add more to this post, please add your thoughts into the comments.