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Hi, thanks for getting in touch. The best way would be to see your GP as they can prescribe anti-fungal therapy in tablet form for you. This is usually the strongest and most effective treatment but some people do get side effects and they can't be taken with certain medications. The other option is to use a nail anti-fungal laqueur or paint. It's basically like a clear nail varnish. It also works well but takes longer to fully treat the fungal infection, can be a few months. Both options work well however for what you have.
Not really, that isn't based on any evidence I'm afraid. What is however is to file the nails down before applying the nail paint. Seeing as you have several affected I would strongly consider the oral tablet from your GP.
I have heard of that being used but seeing as we have scientifically custom-developed medication to target the fungus directly, I really don't see the point of using something that probably won't make anywhere near as much difference.
You can buy some of the nail paints directly from Boots actually. They're slightly weaker than prescription versions but they do work. It may be worth speaking to the pharmacist at Boots/
Your main option is an anti-fungal nail polish if you prefer to avoid oral medication. You can either get it on prescription or buy it from any pharmacy.
It can take up to 6 months. Very rarely does it take longer. The nail is slow to treat due to the rate at which it grows but it will get better for sure.
yes, make sure you do that each time before applying it, it speeds up how quickly it gets better.
The main other consideration is hygiene. I've included a link for more information too:
Potentially yes. The way to look at it is if you didn't have such good hygiene they would be a lot worse. I think it'll respond well to the nail paint.
You're too kind. Glad I could help. I'd be really grateful for a positive review. All the very best for the future :)