Toenail fungus is a relatively common and well-known condition of the foot that affects the toenails. Those with a toenail fungus have developed a fungal infection, and as a result, the texture and color of the nail might be affected. Interestingly, it is extremely difficult to completely and entirely eradicate a case of toenail fungus. Since it is so difficult to deal with a case of toenail fungus, it is more correct to phrase the treatment period as an effort to manage the condition, not eradicate it. In other words, it will be very difficult for an individual to ultimately cure a case of toenail fungus. Therefore, an individual ought to consider doing whatever they can to prevent the development of toenail fungus in the first place. This might include using antifungal foot powder and wearing sandals in public shower rooms. If you suffer from toenail fungus, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist for help.
For more information about treatment, contact one of our podiatrists of Active Foot and Ankle Care, LLC. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
Toenail Fungus Treatment
Toenail fungus is a condition that affects many people and can be especially hard to get rid of. Fortunately, there are several methods to go about treating and avoiding it.
Antifungals & Deterrence
Oral antifungal medicine has been shown to be effective in many cases. It is important to consult with a podiatrist to determine the proper regiment for you, or potentially explore other options.
Applying foot powder on the feet and shoes helps keep the feet free of moisture and sweat.
Sandals or open toed shoes – Wearing these will allow air movement and help keep feet dry. They also expose your feet to light, which fungus cannot tolerate. Socks with moisture wicking material also help as well.
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