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Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus: There’s New Proof it Really Works

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Laser Treatment for Nail Fungus, Toenail Fungus | Comments Off on Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus: There’s New Proof it Really Works

When you glance down at your feet, do you see a series of yellow and white blotches on your bare toenails? Have the edges of those nails seemingly thickened over the last few weeks? Do they have rough edges and emit a funky odor, especially when you try to clip your nails? If so, it could be onychomycosis that’s the cause of it all. It’s an unpleasant condition that has a tendency to creep up on people when they least expect it. That’s because it’s caused by a fungus that’s too small to be seen by the naked eye. So by the time it’s noticeable, damage has already been done to the nail bed and exposed nail. Many people who find themselves in such unpleasant straits try a series of home remedies at the outset. They may cut their...

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Local Podiatrist Visit May Help Solve Stubborn Toenail Fungus Problems

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Toenail Fungus | Comments Off on Local Podiatrist Visit May Help Solve Stubborn Toenail Fungus Problems

With warm weather overtaking many parts of the country, its certain that many people will either be sweating in their shoes or running around barefoot. Unfortunately, those are two things that can lead to episodes of fungal toenails. Your Vernal podiatrist can attest, if there is one thing that causes people to hide their feet from view, its nail fungus. Fungal toenail infections tend to be classified into four distinct categories. They are proximal subungual onychomycosis, candida onychomycosis, distal subungual onychomycosis and white superficial onychomycosis. Of the four types, the last two tend to occur the most often. The list of differences between those two fungal toenail types starts with their areas of origin. One infection begins in the nail bed (i.e. distal) and the other attacks the toenail’s surface (i.e. white superficial). If left untreated, both may cause...

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Toenail Fungus and How To Treat It

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Toenail Fungus | Comments Off on Toenail Fungus and How To Treat It

As part of our feet, our toenails can really take a beating. Our feet are also the area we tend to neglect. Many of us tend to wear improper footwear and usually injure our toes often. It is very important to take care of our feet and toes. Fungus is easily developed through improper care and exposure to public elements. If you develop a toenail fungus it is important to treat it right away. Toenail fungus is easily picked up in public places where water tends to collect such as public pools, gyms and locker rooms. These moist environments are the perfect breeding ground for fungus. Easily avoid picking up toenail fungus by wearing the proper footwear when you are in these areas. Another reason a person may get toenail fungus is due to some kind of injury to...

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Types of Toenail Fungus Treatment

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Toenail Fungus | Comments Off on Types of Toenail Fungus Treatment

Toenail fungus is a common problem that can turn into a painful situation. Once the fungus is contracted it develops and grows underneath the toenail. This can cause the toenail to become discolored, thick and have an unnatural appearance. The good news is that there are a variety of toenail fungus treatments available. Symptoms Initially toenail fungus can appear as a white or yellow spot located underneath the tip of the nail. Over time the toenail becomes thick and distorted as the infection grows and spreads. Eventually the infected toenail can separate from the toe. It can cause pain on the tips of the toes and even provide a horrible odor. Contracting Toenail Fungus Toenail fungus, or Onychomycosis, is found most often in dark, heated and moist environments. This means people can get the fungus from showers, gym locker...

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Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus Can Banish Beach Time Embarrassment

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Laser Treatment for Nail Fungus, Toenail Fungus | Comments Off on Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus Can Banish Beach Time Embarrassment

Switching from winter snow boots to open toe shoes and sandals in the late spring is a happy occasion for many Americans. However, there are those that dread the seasonal change of footwear because of toenail fungus related embarrassment. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it is one of the most common nail disorders in the nation. The infections are typically caused by dermatophytes, molds and yeasts that thrive in moist, balmy and lightless environments. When they come into contact with a person’s toenail beds, they can cause multiple aesthetic and health issues. Among them are distorted, discolored, thick and brittle nails. In more serious cases, odor, discharge and painful skin inflammation may occur. Over the years, assorted toenail fungus treatment methods have arisen. Unfortunately, not all of them have proven to be worthwhile. Laser treatment for toenail...

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Toenail Disorders: 3 Good Reasons to Schedule a Podiatry Visit

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in General Foot Care, Toenail Fungus | Comments Off on Toenail Disorders: 3 Good Reasons to Schedule a Podiatry Visit

As any professional Vernal podiatrist can attest, there are many different types of toenail disorders that can befall a person over the course of his or her lifetime. Fungal infections, which we’ve touched upon previously, are one of them. Here’s a look at three more that warrant a visit to the podiatrist: Periungual Warts Periungual Warts are the first toenail disorder that we wanted to address. Typically forming around the toenail or underneath it, they tend to be very contagious and arise due to the presence of the human papillomavirus. Once a periungual wart diagnosis is made, the podiatrist may recommend one of several treatment options. Those options include laser treatments, salicylic treatments, topical creams and cryotherapy. It should also be mentioned that because the warts have a tendency to spread quickly and reoccur, it is not uncommon for...

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