Fungal nails are unhealthy, but they are also typically unpleasant to look at, aren’t they? Turn to us, your specialists at LI Podiatry, PLLC, for treatment of your Jericho toenail fungus.
There’s nothing that a fungus likes more than warmth and moisture. Your feet are prime targets. And fungus can be easily transmitted from one person to another, especially when there are moist items and surfaces that are used by many people. Towels immediately spring to mind. And if you walk barefoot in a locker room, such as at the gym where you workout; or in a communal shower, small cuts in the skin around your nails or any space between the nail and the nail bed invite fungal infection. And the next thing you know, you have Jericho toenail fungus. Those nails are likely to turn yellowish-white. They may split from the skin or grow thicker. Don’t hesitate to seek attention from our podiatrist. Infected nails can be uncomfortable, and the fungus may spread beyond the nails to other parts of your foot. After an examination, our podiatrist will discuss possible treatment options with you. The goal is to kill the fungus while maintaining the integrity of the nail, if possible. Both topical and oral antifungal medication can be effective. Your unique circumstances will dictate which is most appropriate. You may need to have the nail or nails removed, which can be one at our office. Fortunately, the nails do eventually grow back. And with some sound precautions, such as keeping your feet washed and dried, and using anti-fungal cream and/or powder, you can avoid getting Jericho toenail fungus in the future.
The best thing you can do when fungus strikes is to reach out to us immediately and schedule an appointment to come in for an examination with our foot doctor. Please contact us right now.