Identifying fungal nails

Identifying fungal nails

Many changes can occur in the toenails that may cause people to think that they have a fungal infection, also known as tinea unguium or onychomycosis. While toenail fungus isn’t a severe condition, those who experience this condition understand how difficult it can be. Identifying and treating fungal nails should be a top priority. If you believe that you have fungal nails and want to keep them from coming back, Dr. Hochstein at Great Neck Family Foot Care can help! 


Identifying Toenail Fungus 

If you look down at your feet and notice that something is different, you may be wondering if you have fungal toenails. Many individuals become concerned with this condition because it makes them feel self-conscious. Several conditions can cause abnormal-looking nails, but here are some symptoms of fungal infection:

  • Discoloration
  • Thickening or Flaking
  • Nail Odor
  • Rough Nails
  • Ragged Edges on Nails

The first signs and symptoms of nail fungus are changes in the nail’s appearance, and your nails might also appear brittle. In most cases, this condition causes aesthetic issues. In more severe cases, fungal nails can impede your ability to walk, stand, or exercise. 


Causes Of Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus can affect anyone at any age. To prevent this unfortunate condition from developing, it is essential to understand the common causes. Toenail fungus thrives in warm, moist environments. Avoid walking barefoot in damp communal areas like swimming pools and locker rooms. Athlete’s foot and psoriasis can increase your risk of recurrent fungus. 


Treating Toenail Fungus

Our team understands that walking around with toenail fungus can affect your self-confidence and make you uncomfortable. If left untreated, this condition can permanently damage your nails or lead to other serious infections. If you find yourself struggling to combat this condition, Dr. Hochstein at Great Neck Family Foot Care can help you treat it! We utilize several treatment methods, including:

  • Medicated Nail Polish
  • Medicated Nail Cream
  • Antifungal Medications
  • Keryflex Nail Restoration
  • Surgery

Contact Us

If your pesky toenail fungus keeps coming back, it’s time to seek treatment so you can get rid of it once and for all! Dr. Hochstein offers high-quality treatment to improve the overall health of your nails. Contact us today to schedule your appointment! 

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