Toenail Fungus Treatment
posted: Mar. 31, 2022.
How your podiatrist in Omaha, NE, can help with toenail fungus
If you have ever suffered from toenail fungus, you already know how difficult it can be to get rid of. Unfortunately, toenail fungus can also spread to other areas and other people. The good news is, your podiatrist can help you get rid of toenail fungus for good.
Dr. Kent DiNucci at The Ankle and Foot Clinic in Omaha, NE, provides comprehensive foot and ankle services, including toenail fungus treatment.
The fungus thrives in warm, moist areas like public pools, showers, and gym facilities, so remember to always wear flip flops or sandals when you are in public areas to prevent exposure to the fungus.
Toenail fungus begins as a small white or yellow spot underneath your toenail. Toenail fungus is easy to overlook in the beginning, giving the fungus plenty of time to grow. In fact, the small spot will become larger as the fungus burrows further underneath your nail. You may notice:
- Your toenail becoming thicker and darker
- Your toenail growing brittle and crumbling
- A bad smell coming from your toe and toenail
- Your toe beginning to hurt
For mild toenail fungus, you can try an over-the-counter anti-fungal cream applied to your toe and underneath your toenail. You should also trim your toenail to reduce pressure and pain.
For moderate to severe toenail fungus, you need to seek out the services of your podiatrist. Common professional treatments to kill the fungus include:
- Oral anti-fungal medications
- Topical anti-fungal medications
- Laser toenail fungus treatment
You don’t have to suffer from toenail fungus when relief is just a phone call away. You and your feet deserve to feel and look great, and your podiatrist can help.
To learn more about the prevention and treatment of toenail fungus, and other foot and ankle services, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Kent DiNucci at The Ankle and Foot Clinic in Omaha, NE. You can reach him in the office by calling (402) 331-0221, so call today.