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Treatment for Nail Fungus

Dealing with toenail fungus isn’t a pretty experience. It can be uncomfortable to have your toes exposed in front of others and can also affect the health of your feet overall. Toenail fungus is when there’s an infection of the toenail and the fungus begins to grow. Your toenail can appear yellow, thick, brittle, or even split. When left untreated, it can cause more severe issues and affect your foot health. Dr. Cosimo Ricciardi and Dr. Neil Patel at Emerald Coast Podiatry in Fort Walton Beach and Crestview, FL, can explain how to treat toenail fungus and restore your feet back to normal.

Treating Toenail Fungus

Treating toenail fungus can be difficult because it can reoccur over time and if it’s not treated immediately, it can be tougher to penetrate the nail and kill the fungus. Your podiatrist in Fort Walton Beach and Crestview, FL, can recommend a variety of toenail fungus treatments and will pick which one will work best for you. You may need to try more than one treatment at a time.

Some of the most common treatments are topical and oral antifungal treatments. Topical treatment can help penetrate through the nail and address the problem head-on, while an oral treatment helps fight the infection from the inside.

Another popular way to treat toenail fungus is laser treatment. The laser’s beams run over the nail and penetrate through the nail in a non-invasive manner. This laser is able to kill the bacteria and fight the infection easily. Treatment is almost completely painless and doesn’t require an anesthetic. This can also help stimulate healthy nail growth and you’ll be able to return to your normal life right after.

Contact Your Podiatrist Today

Don’t let toenail fungus go untreated. Contact Dr. Cosimo Ricciardi and Dr. Neil Patel at Emerald Coast Podiatry in Fort Walton Beach and Crestview, FL to find out how you can treat your toenail fungus easily. Call our Fort Walton Beach office at 850-862-4119 or Crestview at 850-682-6522 today.

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