Fungal Nails

While toenail fungus is not something that typically poses any serious health threat, it should still be taken care of right away. The longer fungus is allowed to linger, the harder it is to remove. Looking down at fungus-infected toenails can be embarrassing, so our team at Great Neck Family Foot Care is here to help. We can provide you with the prevention and treatment methods needed to keep your toenails looking as healthy as possible.

Symptoms Of Toenail Fungus

As previously stated, it’s essential to treat toenail fungus right away after you notice it’s development. Once it takes hold of the nail, it can be tough to remove. That is why if you find yourself dealing with any of the below symptoms, we recommend scheduling an appointment with us right away:

  • Thickened nails
  • Whitish or yellow-brown discoloration
  • Distortion of nail shape
  • Nails are becoming brittle or ragged
  • A foul smell is coming from the nails

Prevention Methods  

The best way to keep your nails protected from fungus is to play an active role in preventing it. Doing so can be easy to do and will work wonders for boosting your self-confidence when it comes to your toes’ health. To keep your toenails protected, we recommended the below prevention methods:

  • Take proper care of your feet and toes by washing and drying them thoroughly each day. 
  • Avoiding wearing damp shoes and socks for too long.
  • Use foot powder regularly to help keep your feet dry.
  • Never walk around barefoot in public areas like showers, pools, and locker rooms.
  • Wear socks and shoes that are made from breathable material to avoid sweating problems.

Treating Fungal Nails

If you are unable to prevent toenail fungus from developing, fortunately, our team will still be able to help. We offer various treatment methods that can restore your nail beds to their previous health levels, eliminating any feelings of embarrassment you may be harboring. These treatment methods include:

  • Antifungal oral medication
  • Antifungal cream
  • Surgery to remove the infected nail bed
  • Laser treatment

Schedule An Appointment

Don’t let toenail fungus rule over your life any longer. Contact our team at Great Neck Family Foot Care to schedule the appointment needed to kill the fungus affecting your feet.