It’s easy to get a fungal infection in a toenail and have it quickly spread to other nails. If you’re concerned about an out-of-control nail fungus that isn’t responding to home remedies, the experienced podiatrists at Animas Foot & Ankle in Monticello, Utah, can give you highly effective treatments for this problem. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.
A variety of fungi can infect your toenails. The most common is a fungus called dermatophyte, but yeast and mold can also cause a fungal infection. You can get a fungal infection at any age, but certain factors may increase your likelihood of getting one, such as:
When you’re at risk for getting a fungal infection, you can easily get one through a crack in your nail or through a small cut near your nail. The area under your toenail is a warm, moist place where fungi can thrive. From there, an infection can spread to other nails or your skin.
The most common symptoms of a fungal infection are nails that appear:
Sometimes, debris can collect under an infected nail and lift it from the nail bed. Wearing shoes may be uncomfortable or even painful to the affected toenails.
Nail fungus can be difficult to treat on your own, so it’s best to consult a professional podiatrist at Animas Foot & Ankle. They’ll take a comprehensive approach to clearing up your nail fungus by using a combination of treatments that work together for the most effective outcome. Your individualized treatment plan may include any of the following therapies:
Sometimes it will be necessary to remove a badly infected nail so a new one can grow in its place.
To learn more about treatment options for nail fungus, call Animas Foot & Ankle to make an appointment or book one online.