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. and Dr. Rachel B. Perl in West Islip and Hicksville, New York, can get your toes healthy again. Book an appointment online or over the phone today.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.