Don’t ignore toenail fungus. Find out what your treatment options are.
If you’ve ever stepped into your gym locker room without shoes on or you’ve showered in a public area without “shower shoes” then you’re putting your feet at risk for fungus. Toenail fungus is incredibly common, as fungus loves to live in damp, dark places like gym showers and public pools. If you don’t treat the problem or turn to our Fort Walton Beach, and Crestview, FL, podiatrists Dr. Cosimo Ricciardi and Dr. Neil Patel for care, nail fungus can cause permanent damage to the nail and lead to infections that can spread throughout the foot.
What are the signs of toenail fungus?
Wondering if changes in the appearance of your toenail could be signs of a fungus? Some of the most common ways of telling whether you have a toenail fungus are:
- Discolorations in the nail (the nail may turn yellow, green, or brown)
- A buildup of debris under the nail
- Thickening of the nail
- Nails that easily crumble or split
If you have toenail fungus it is possible for it to spread to the other nails, so it’s important that you turn to our Fort Walton Beach, FL, podiatrists right away if you think you might have toenail fungus.
How can Emerald Coast Podiatry help?
We’ve seen countless individuals come into our practice who have tried just about every home remedy under the sun to get rid of their toenail fungus. The problem is that a lot of these topical treatment options just aren’t able to get into the nail to kill the fungus. This is where we come in. Our team of foot and ankle experts provides laser treatment that can safely penetrate the infected nail to kill the fungus.
You may only need a single treatment, or you may need several, depending on the severity of the infection. Laser therapy has been incredibly successful in treating recurring and unresponsive toenail fungus. If you’re tired of trying one treatment option after another, it’s time to talk with our podiatrists about more effective solutions.
Whether this is the first time dealing with toenail fungus or you simply want to find out whether you should turn to our podiatrist here in Fort Walton Beach, and Crestview, FL, for laser nail fungus therapy, all you have to do is call Emerald Coast Podiatry at (850) 862-4119, or (850)-682-6522 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ricciardi or Dr. Patel.