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Skilled Podiatrists Treating a Number of Fungal Ailments
Some methods used to treat fungal infections:
- Cutera GenesisPlus Laser
- Cutera Laser Genesis
- HyperBlue Laser
- Q-Clear Laser
- Lunula Laser
- Minimally Invasive Surgery for Toenails
- Tolcylen™ Antifungal/Nail Renewal Solution
- Selection of appropriate oral anti-fungal medication
Do I Have a Fungal Infection?
Are your toenails thick and discolored? Do you have pain or are your toenails cracked and falling off? Have you noticed a white or yellow dot beneath the tip of your nail? If so, you may be experiencing a toenail fungal infection. Infections can be complicated to treat, but they will worsen if left untreated.
Fungal nails are often caused by yeast, molds, or fungi and are sometimes associated with athlete’s foot. They may enter a person’s skin through microscopic, invisible cuts, or via a small space that exists between your nail and nail bed. Warm, moist environments are a thriving place for fungus to grow, which is why the infections typically take place in the toenails rather than fingernails. Infections can be caused by sharing grooming tools, walking barefoot in public areas, and poor hygiene with the feet. Detecting fungal infections can be challenging, and treatment requires topical and oral medications prescribed by an experienced and trusted podiatrist. Meeting with a skilled Seattle podiatrist can give you the information you need to correct the problem and do what you can to keep it from happening again.
Working with A Podiatrist to Treat Your Infection
Toenail fungus is so widely prevalent that one in every ten Americans suffer from it, which equals about 23 million people. Depending on your symptoms and severity of the infection, there may be a variety of treatments available to you. In some extreme cases, toenail removal may be necessary, but others simply require antibiotic treatment.
While there are many toenail fungus home remedies and medications, most are said to be only partially or temporarily effective. Prescription medication has proven to be effective but is limited in use to patients with no other medical conditions. The breakthrough treatment of toenail fungus with lasers is an effective, lasting toenail fungus cure with no negative side effects and a remarkable rate of success.
Make an appointment with one of our podiatrists today to find out which solution is best for YOUR feet!
How to prevent fungal infections:
- Avoid sharing clippers or nail files with other individuals
- Be diligent about cleaning your feet, shoes, and socks
- Do not go barefoot in places like public showers and gyms
What to Do Next?
If you or someone you know is experiencing toenail fungus, seek out the help of a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and treatment regime.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment.