In severe cases of Onychomycosis Treatment, it may be necessary to remove the affected nail to allow for more effective treatment. This procedure is typically done under local anesthesia and involves removing the entire nail or a portion of it. After the nail is removed, topical or oral antifungal medications can be applied to the nail bed to kill the fungus.
Nail removal is usually reserved for cases where the infection is not responding to other methods or if the infection is causing significant pain or discomfort. Laser therapy is a newer treatment option for onychomycosis. It involves using a laser to heat and destroy the fungus in the nail bed. Laser therapy is considered safe and effective, but it is also relatively expensive and may not be covered by insurance.