Difficulties of Nail Fungus
Toenail fungus is one of the common problems that I treat at my podiatry offices. They cause nails to become discolored, hardened, and even sharp. For diabetics, this can be a severe problem that leads to cuts and infections of the feet.
Toenail fungus can be embarrassing, especially when you take off your shoes or climb into bed. Furthermore, this fungus is also extremely contagious. It can live in your socks and shoes making it virtually impossible to get rid of. It can also jump from person to person as it also can live in your bedsheets.
Treatment Of Nail Fungus
Toenail fungus is known as onychomycosis and tinea unguium and affestms almost everyone at some point in their lives. The best thing for you to do is a see one of our podiatrists and receive immediate toenail treatment. Conservative treatments include prescription anti-fungal medication or laser treatments that kill fungus under the nail.
The quickest method is laser treatments that often get rid of nail fungus after one to two treatments and in this way, make it difficult for fungus to persist and spread. Sometimes, a surgical procedure is recommended but this only only reserved for extreme cases where the nail poses a serious threat to the patients and is causing tremendous pain.
This type of fungus likes to live in warm and moist environments. Walking barefoot in the gym bathroom or steam room is one way people repeatedly become infected by nail fungus. Now, that it is summer, you want to be able to walk barefoot and with treatment at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists, we make sure that we get rid of this fungus as quickly as possible. Your loved one’s are at risk due to the contagious nature of toenail fungus, which is why it is essential to see a podiatrist as quickly as possible.
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At the American Foot and Ankle Specialists, we guarantee success. Patients have come to see us at our Sun City podiatry and Scottsdale podiatry offices for over twenty years because time and time again we solve their foot problems.
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By John Erotas