Cures for toenail fungus include anti-fungal creams or pills, nonsurgical nail removal, and tea tree oil. Laser treatments may also be helpful in treating toenail fungus, although several treatments are needed, and there is no proof that they work, WebMD states.
While anti-fungal pills offer the best chance of a toenail fungus cure, they also carry dangerous side effects. Creams are almost as effective and are safer than oral medications, but they are most useful for mild-to-moderate infections. Removal of the nail is rarely needed, but it works well for severe and recurring infections. Meanwhile, tea tree oil can also be effective in treating and preventing mild fungal nail infections, notes WebMD.