Toenail Fungus Specialist

Robert J. Landy, D.P.M.

Podiatrist located in West Islip, NY & Hicksville, NY

A toenail fungus infection can become so severe that your toenails start crumbling away, which can be incredibly painful. If you have toenail fungus, the doctors at the offices of Robert J. Landy, D.P.M. in West Islip and Hicksville, New York, can get your toes healthy again. Book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Toenail Fungus Q & A

Why do I have toenail fungus?

Toenail fungus is one of the most common conditions podiatrists treat. The condition is typically caused by several types of fungi, although occasionally, yeasts and molds can cause nail infections, too. In any case, your chances of developing a fungal nail infection can increase due to:

  • Having a history of athlete’s foot
  • Being older and having reduced blood flow
  • Walking barefoot in moist communal areas
  • Having a chronic skin condition, such as psoriasis

Because the fungal organisms that cause nail infections thrive in dark, moist environments, if you regularly have sweaty feet and wear damp socks and shoes, your risk of developing toenail fungus also increases.

What are the symptoms of toenail fungus?

The most obvious sign of a toenail fungus infection is a discoloration of your toenails. You may notice that your nails are becoming yellowish or brownish. Toenail fungus can also cause your nails to become:

  • Overly brittle
  • Crumbly or ragged
  • Abnormally shaped
  • Dramatically thickened

Your toenail fungus infection can become so severe that you start noticing a foul odor. No matter how minor or severe your toenail fungus symptoms may be, you can expect fast and effective relief from the podiatry team at Robert J. Landy, D.P.M.

How is toenail fungus treated?

When you come to Robert J. Landy, D.P.M., your dedicated podiatrist can often treat you on the spot. Some of the most effective toenail fungus solutions include:

  • Oral antifungal medications
  • Medicated nail polish
  • Antifungal nail cream

If you have a severe toenail fungus infection, or if your infection isn’t responding to these conservative treatments, you might need surgery. Toenail fungus surgery, which is performed right in the offices Robert J. Landy, D.P.M., involves numbing your affected toe and carefully removing your toenail. This will allow your podiatrist to treat the underlying skin tissue directly, which is ideal for resolving stubborn fungal infections.

The team at Robert J. Landy, D.P.M. can get rid of your toenail fungus infection. Book an appointment online or over the phone today.