Toenail Fungus Treatment in Elgin, IL
Don’t Suffer From Toenail Fungus Any Longer! Book an Appointment with Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists Today and Ask About Our Toenail Fungus Treatments. Conveniently Located at 1750 N Randall Rd #160 Elgin, IL 60123.
If your toenails aren’t looking healthy and you think there could be an issue with them, we can check them out for you and treat any issue here at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists. For an issue like toenail fungus, we can help and provide a lasting solution. Contact us today or keep reading to learn more about toenail fungus treatment in Elgin, IL.
Can fungal toenails be cured?
Fungal toenails is a common condition, especially for older adults. The condition makes toenails discolor, thicken, and even crumble. The discoloration is yellowish or white, and multiple toenails can be affected. The infection is due to a fungus, but there may be other factors involved like brittle nails, a weakened immune system, or reduced blood circulation to the feet. Sometimes athlete’s foot can cause fungal toenails.
Much of the time, the condition isn’t much of a problem, but it can become painful and problematic, often damaging nails significantly. There are indeed ways of curing fungal toenails, with professional care being most effective.
What is the most effective treatment for toenail fungus?
It can be difficult to self-diagnose toenail fungus, so professional diagnosis is recommended. Also, in some cases of the condition, self-care and nonprescription medication may help, but might not prevent the fungus from returning, so professional care is usually best. At a foot and ankle health clinic like ours, it’s easy to diagnose toenail fungus, and often it’s just as easy to treat it. The type of treatment we’ll offer you depends on the type of fungus involved and the severity of the infection, both of which we can determine. Your treatment may be:
- A prescription antifungal medication – This may be topical or oral medication
- A medicated nail polish – Ciclopirox (Penlac) is often effective
- Surgery only when necessary – In some cases of toenail fungus, removing the affected toenail may be the best option, but only if other methods have been attempted first
- Q-Clear laser treatment for toenail fungus – This may be especially effective; the treatment is FDA approved and is provided here at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists
Toenail fungus treatment: What happens during the procedure?
With the Q-Clear laser treatment, no pain is involved, and high intensity laser pulses are used to kill the pathogens that cause the toenail fungus. The pulses penetrate the nail but do not harm nearby tissue. Overall, the procedure is easy and harmless!
Toenail fungus treatment: after the procedure
Only 30 minutes is required for the Q-Clear treatment, and the patient will be able to return to regular activities right after. Typically, only one treatment is necessary for the patient unless multiple nails are affected. It’s as simple as that. As for results, you can almost certainly expect them, and they should be significant and likely permanent for you. Contact us to learn more about what you can expect.
What doctor do I go to for toenail fungus?
You could speak with a dermatologist about the issue, but this kind of professional isn’t able to provide the kinds of treatments a podiatrist can provide. A podiatrist can perform surgery when necessary, as well as every other treatment we’ve mentioned. A podiatrist is the most qualified kind of professional to treat toenail fungus, and you’ll find fully capable podiatrists here at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists. Get in touch with us today to learn more about treatment.
Do you provide toenail fungus treatment in Elgin, IL?
Yes, we do! We provide treatments at our Elgin location at 1750 N Randall Rd #160 Elgin, IL 60123. Give us a call today at (847) 233-1296 or go ahead and book a consultation/appointment with us online. During a phone call or appointment with us, we’ll tell you more about our clinic and how we treat toenail fungus. If you have any questions for us, don’t hesitate to ask. And if you decide to proceed with treatment, you can be sure it will be effective and long lasting so you won’t have to worry about the condition coming back so easily or at all.
We look forward to hearing from you soon at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists!