The medical condition that is known as toenail fungus is considered to be contagious and can easily spread from one toenail to the other. It may be present in public pools, showers, locker rooms, and surrounding areas. Preventive measures may include wearing appropriate shoes while spending time in these environments. An additional reason why this condition may develop may possibly come from having wet toenails most of the time. The noticeable symptoms that are associated with toenail fungus may include yellow or brittle nails that can lift off of the nail bed. Possible treatment options may consist of applying a topical medication on the nails or taking antifungal pills. For severely affected toenails, surgery may be a viable option for removal of the nail, and this may be successful in eliminating any infection that may be present. It is suggested to consult with a podiatrist if you have toenail fungus who can recommend the best treatment method for you.

For more information about treatment, contact one of our podiatrists of Foot & Ankle Specialists of Nevada. 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 Las Vegas, Nevada . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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