If your toenail grows crumbly, ragged, discolored, or warped, you might have a toenail fungus that requires prompt treatment to keep it from spreading. At Lower Limb Institute in Hackensack and Edison, New Jersey, Mina Abadeer, DPM, can identify and treat toenail fungus quickly to prevent it from returning. Use online scheduling or call the office for toenail fungus treatment today.
The symptoms of toenail fungus typically include at least a few of the following.
Symptoms usually grow worse over time, and toenail fungus can spread to other nails, so it's best to seek help from Dr. Abadeer as soon as symptoms appear.
Toenail fungus develops after fungi get into your skin or when the fungi naturally present in your body multiply too quickly.
You can develop toenail fungus after walking barefoot in warm, moist places like swimming pools or using unclean pedicure tools.
But, you can also get toenail fungus without any such exposure. The fungi that are naturally present in your body can grow quite rapidly when you confine your toes to moist, warm areas.
Damp socks and close-toed shoes are both environments where toenail fungus can thrive, especially if you have certain risk factors like a weak immune system or diabetes. Toenail fungus can also spread from athlete's foot.
Toenail fungus treatment at Lower Limb Institute depends on the severity of the infection, how persistent the fungus is, and your specific needs. Topical or oral antifungal drugs are often very effective for toenail fungus, and other options may also be available.
When the toenail is too damaged to salvage, Dr. Abadeer can perform debridement to remove the damaged nail, partially or completely.
Once your toenail fungus is gone, you can take precautions to avoid a recurrence. Dr. Abadeer might recommend:
Toenail fungus can be quite persistent, so it’s important to take fast action when you spot symptoms, and then take good care of your feet going forward.
Use online booking or call Lower Limb Institute to make your appointment today.