Symptoms and Diagnosis of Toenail Fungus
Toenail Fungus can be as simple as a thick, yellow toenail or it can appear as a growth. It is fairly common, but can become a serious medical issue if left untreated. We are the only podiatry practice in the Wayne, NJ area to offer a groundbreaking laser procedure in the treatment of fungal nails. Kesler Podiatry offers toenail fungus treatment to patients in Wayne as well as Pompton Lakes, Franklin Lakes, Oakland, NJ, Wyckoff, Fair Lawn, Midland Park, North Haledon, West Caldwell, and Paterson. Call us today.
Toenail Fungus Treatment Options
If you suffer from diabetes or a circulatory disease, you should book an appointment immediately to avoid complications. Otherwise, there are many antifungal creams available without a prescription and this can be a good option if the infection is not severe.
If these fail to show results, the next step is often a topical prescription along with a simple in-office treatment to file away the dead layers of the nail. We may also test part of the nail to determine what type of fungus affecting the nails. If topical treatment does not work, we often use a groundbreaking laser therapy treatment. Another option is to remove the nail entirely.
After treatment, it can take up to 12-18 months for a nail to grow out and look normal again. In the meantime, keep your feet clean and dry, wear shower shoes in pools and locker rooms, change socks and shoes daily, wear breathable shoes and socks, and keep nails short and straight. Kesler provides a variety of treatment options to patients living in Wayne, Pompton Lakes, Franklin Lakes, Oakland, NJ, Wyckoff, Fair Lawn, Midland Park, North Haledon, West Caldwell, and Paterson.