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Do you want to be done with your toenail fungus in Crystal Lake, FL? Your podiatrists at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists can help you get rid of your problem for good.
Toenail fungus refers to a condition in which a fungus infection is present on or in your toenail. A toenail with a fungus infection is usually more persistent and difficult to treat than other conditions such as athlete's foot. While toenail fungus is not necessarily serious or life-threatening, it is a nuisance and can lead to other problems if left untreated, therefore, you should see a Crystal Lake podiatrist sooner rather than later.
There are a number of options to treat your toenail fungus, including topical creams and prescription medications. However, if your toenail fungus doesn’t go away in a reasonable amount of time, it may be time to try something else.
One option your podiatrist can bring to the fight is Q-clear laser treatment for toenail fungus. Q-clear is FDA approved; it is not just some new passing fad. Q-clear is safe, fast, painless, and effective; a typical session takes about ten minutes to treat both feet, requires no anesthesia or pain medications, and you can return to your daily routine right after treatment.
You should see results in about 2-4 months, depending on how fast your toenails grow.
In addition to the treatment options prescribed by your Crystal Lake podiatrist, there are things you can do at home to prevent toenail fungus infections, including:
- Don’t share nail clippers or nail files
- Don’t share shoes or socks
- Try not to injure your nail
- Wear dry cotton socks and change them two or three times a day
- Wear dry shoes that allow air to circulate around your feet.
- Wear shower shoes in public pools and/or showers
If you contract some kind of toenail problem and it doesn’t improve after two or three days of treating it at home with an over-the-counter product, come see one of the experts at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists. For more information call 815-356-0500.