11 Jan What To Expect During Toenail Fungus Treatment
If one day you begin to look down at your feet and believe you see the beginning signs of a toenail fungal infection, you shouldn’t wait to act. The longer you let this problem linger, the harder it becomes to remove it. Here at Great Neck Family Foot Care, we are well versed in this treatment area and will do what we can to remove this problem. Our team would like to take this time to let you know what to expect during toenail fungus treatment and why winter is the perfect time to undergo this.
It Takes More Than One Session
One of the best reasons to get toenail fungal treatment in the winter is to take more than one session to rid yourself of this ailment completely. Nobody wants to walk around in sandals or other open-toed shoes with toenail fungus prevalent. If you wait until May or June to roll around before you allow us to start treatment, your toenails will likely not be apparent until the end of the season.
Summer Is The Season Of Toenail Fungus
Another reason to consider getting toenail fungus treatment now is summer is the season of toenail fungus. Although you can become exposed to this infection any time of year, the summer provides many opportunities for this to unfold. Toenail fungus thrives in warm, damp areas, and when we expose our feet to this, we increase the likelihood of developing toenail fungus. Many people walk around barefoot or with opened toed shoes for most of the summer, leaving toenails susceptible. If you have a toenail fungus infection now, waiting until the summer for treatment can lead to more of your toenails being exposed. Additionally, if you seek treatment in the winter and clear up your infection, it can be added motivation to avoid going barefoot in the following toenail fungus breeding grounds:
- Locker rooms.
- Public showers.
What To Expect
As previously mentioned, it will likely take weeks to clear your toenail infection fully. However, that doesn’t mean all treatment methods are the same. Even here at Great Neck Family Foot Care, we can utilize multiple options depending on your condition’s severity. Below are some examples of what you can expect to take place when we try to eliminate your infection:
- Taking daily oral medication.
- Applying prescription-strength ointment to the toenails daily.
- Having the infected toenails surgically removed so healthy ones grow back in their place.
- Being exposed to our Excel V+ laser, which utilizes various wavelengths to kill the toenail fungus.
If you want to flaunt your feet in public this summer, now is the time to take care of any cosmetic issues. When you’re ready to rid yourself of toenail fungus, be sure to contact our team at Great Neck Family Foot Care today so you can schedule an appointment!