What Is the Best Way To Treat Nail Fungus?

Nail fungus can be stubborn. Find out the most effective solutions for treating this problem.

Are you dealing with nail fungus that makes you want nothing more than to hide your feet from those around you? Don’t worry; you’ve come to the right place. Learn more about common over-the-counter treatment options as well as professional nail fungus treatment that your Fort Walton Beach, and Crestview, FL, podiatrists Dr. Cosimo Ricciardi and Dr. Neil Patel have to offer.

Do I need to treat my toenail fungus? 

Toenail fungus will not go away on its own. In fact, if left untreated it may not only irreparably damage the toenail but also spread to other nails or throughout the body. Plus, some of the patients that come into the office for toenail fungal treatment do so because they experience pain whenever they walk. This is why it’s important that you treat your toenail fungus.

How is toenail fungus treated? 

There are a variety of ways in which someone can take care of this infection. Most people turn to nonprescription treatment options first. These usually include antifungal creams or medicated nail polishes that you can get at your local drugstore. There are also home remedies that may include using essential oils, however, these often aren’t effective.

Prescription treatment options 

The problem is that nonprescription antifungal treatment options aren’t very strong, so you may not get the results you want. In this case, your Fort Walton Beach, and Crestview, FL, podiatrists can provide you with prescription-strength gels or nail polishes. Depending on the type and severity of your infection we may prescribe antifungal pills, which will work systematically on the body to kill the fungus.

Laser fungal treatment might be right for you 

Dealing with severe or recurring nail fungus? Then it might be time to talk to us about laser fungal treatment. If you’d like to avoid medications altogether, or you simply can’t take antifungal pills, you’re still in luck. Our podiatrists also offer FDA-approved laser therapy, which targets, heats up, and kills the fungus often in just one session. This is a safe, painless, and effective treatment option with no downtime.

If you don’t want to miss sandal season in Fort Walton Beach, and Crestview, FL, then it’s time to turn to Dr. Ricciardi and Dr. Patel of Emerald Coast Podiatry to find out how fungal therapy could help you finally get rid of foot fungus. Call 850-862-4119 or 850-682-6522 to schedule an evaluation.

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