Nail polish is a cosmetic product that is one of the leading in sales. Most women, I bet 99%, will have some polish on their finger and toe nails. This may be just for the purpose of making an attractive dressing or to conceal an ugly nail that is affected by fungus. There are various products that have been used to make polish. Most of them are however solutions and pastes made from petroleum byproducts. If you did not know, petroleum or what makes a large part of your gasoline is a fossil fuel. This means that is actually made of animal and plant materials that have been compressed in the deep earth under enormous pressure over several thousands of years. In other words, 90% of the polish is dead matter! Onychomycosis– It is large structure of carbon. We all know it, that every medicine should have some active ingredient that is reacts against the pathogen or intruder by either destroying its cells or stopping some enzymatic processes. In evaluating polish efficiency in treatment of nail fungus, one needs to consider the active ingredient that would be effective in stopping the growth process of the fungus.
Onychomycosis – The nail fungus is actually a colony of fungus that has developed and changed the chemistry of the nail plate.
It is often caused by poor hygiene which may also lead to other fungal infections such as athlete foot. Other causes include weakening of the keratin structure that provides the hard cuticle like nail structure, or poor immunity due to HIV or cancer or diabetes. In the early stages of the fungal growth, the nail plate will develop yellowish color and later progress to green or black color. The nail then disintegrates. Therefore the effective remedy is one that will stop the activity of the nail fungus by countering the pH of the nail and the surrounding tissues and also by rejuvenating the activity of the cells.
Onychomycosis – These abilities may not be available in the nail polish. This is because it is mainly a mass of dead matter made from the carbon. It cannot be able to reverse the effects of the fungi. Instead, nail polish may make the advancement of the fungi be even greater by preventing the air flow and oxygenation. The anaerobic fungi will thrive well under the masked condition provided by the nail polish. The only way to convert nail polish into an effective medicine for fungus treatment is by using it as medium to dissolve the essential oils with curative properties.