The speed of your toenail fungus recovery partly depends on the effectiveness of your treatment. In general, though, healing takes however long your nail needs to grow out. Usually it will take about a year for a nail to completely replace all the damaged keratin, though you may see improvements after only a couple months. Certain treatments may show your nails clearing and re-growing more quickly than others, too. Topical and oral medication take a while to eliminate the pathogens under the nail. Laser and nail surgery both eradicate the infection quickly and allow the new nail to grow in right away. Still, the speed of your recovery is limited by how long it takes to grow in a new nail.
That’s part of why treating the infection right away is so important. The sooner you take care of the infection, the sooner you restore your nails to full health. Let Carolina Podiatry Group help you improve your nails. Just contact our South Carolina offices for an appointment. You can reach use through our website or by calling (803) 285-1411 for Lancaster, or (803) 548-FEET for Indian Land.