Toenail fungus is a health hazard and it’s also cosmetically problematic, so don’t hesitate to get help from us at the practice of Joseph C. Taub. As a foot specialist, you can be assured of the best of care with our Stuart toenail fungus treatment.
Fungus does very well in moist and warm environments, and is often transmitted by used towels and other linens, or is picked up from the floors of communal locker rooms or showers. How does the fungus get into your toenails? Often it’s from small cuts or spaces between your nails and the nail bed. In other cases, fungus from athlete’s foot could spread to your toenails. Keeping your feet washed and quickly dried and making sure to wear something as a barrier between your feet and possibly contaminated surfaces are helpful strategies to prevent getting toenail fungus, but what can you do when you already have it? Once you are aware that you do have it, which is typically by identifying your nails turning yellowish-white, possibly splitting from the skin, and growing thicker, it is important to act promptly. The infection will spread if it is not addressed in a timely manner. Topical medication is the most frequently used treatment option. Other possibilities include oral medication, though that typically takes longer to produce effects, and you shouldn’t have to wait to get results. It’s also possible, especially in severe cases, that our Stuart toenail fungus treatment will consist of one or more nails being removed. The nails will eventually grow back, so don’t worry about the effects being permanent.
Fortunately, there is something you can do about this unsightly problem and its threat to your health. To schedule an appointment for our Stuart toenail fungus treatment, contact our office right now. There is no benefit in waiting.