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Unsightly Toenail Fungus

Tuesday, 13 June 2023 00:00

People who are afflicted with toenail fungus are often embarrassed by how their feet look. This is an unsightly foot condition that is contagious. Common symptoms that many patients experience can consist of thickened and yellowed toenails that may have separated from the nail bed. The nail may change shape or look distorted and can become brittle. People who have a weakened immune system may be prone to developing toenail fungus, in addition to patients who are diabetic or who have poor circulation. The fungus that causes this ailment lives in warm environments like shower room floors, public swimming pools, and surrounding areas. If you frequent these types of places, it is beneficial to wear appropriate shoes such as flip-flops or water shoes. It is also helpful to refrain from sharing shoes, socks, and towels, and putting powder in the shoes can be a good prevention technique against toenail fungus. If you have developed toenail fungus, it is strongly suggested that you are under the care of a podiatrist who can effectively treat this foot condition. 

For more information about treatment, contact one of our podiatrists of Port Richmond Family Footcare. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Toenail Fungus Treatment

Toenail fungus is a condition that affects many people and can be especially hard to get rid of. Fortunately, there are several methods to go about treating and avoiding it.

Antifungals & Deterrence

Oral antifungal medicine has been shown to be effective in many cases. It is important to consult with a podiatrist to determine the proper regiment for you, or potentially explore other options.

Applying foot powder on the feet and shoes helps keep the feet free of moisture and sweat.

Sandals or open toed shoes – Wearing these will allow air movement and help keep feet dry. They also expose your feet to light, which fungus cannot tolerate. Socks with moisture wicking material also help as well.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Lumberton, NJ, . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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