Onychomycosis is the medical term for an unsightly condition that is known as a fungal infection of the nails. It can affect either the finger or toenails, but it is more common in the toenails. There are several different topical treatments that are available to treat this affliction, but many are finding that nail fungus home remedies are a more effective treatment option. They may contain ingredients such as thyme oil and snake root which have been shown to produce positive results without the worry of side effects. This type of remedy is also much cheaper than expensive prescription medications that can sometimes lead to unpleasant side effects.