Avoid toenail fungus in Chicago to have a great summer. People like to wear sandals in the summertime. Having a toenail fungus can make that embarrassing. It is important to try and avoid toenail fungus during the summer. It is easier than most people might think. Although, as easy as it is to avoid it, it can be very easy to catch. Furthermore, it is important to see a nail doctor if you do get infected with a toenail fungus. They can give you the best treatment option.

Tips to avoid Toenail Fungus

Follow these tips to have a toenail fungus-free summer!

  • Allows wear shoes in public places
    • This includes public swimming pools, water parks, parks, gyms, and locker rooms
  • Avoid sharing nail clippers. this can infect all of your nails and others if they are shared
    • Always disinfect your nail clippers and any other nail maintenance tools you use
  • Don’t share shoes with other people
    • As a result, if they are infected with toenail fungus, the infection can spread to your toes
  • Avoid wearing tight-closed shoes in very hot weather for an extended period of time
    • As a result, a warm, moist environment is the perfect place for a toenail fungus infection to spread

Public Pools and Nail Fungus

Laser Treatment for a Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus treatments in Chicago can vary. If you have caught nail fungus, it can be easily treated using the FDA-approved PinPointe laser, which typically only takes on treatment. Other treatments like topical solutions and oral medication are not as effective. Topical solutions have a very low cure rate. This is because the solution does not penetrate all the way through the nail bed.  This is because it can lead to liver toxicity. You would need to have consistent blood tests throughout the course of taking the medication. 

Our nail doctor in Chicago, IL recommends this treatment for toenail fungus. The PinPointe Laser treatment has the highest cure rate in the market. It has no side effects and no recovery period. As a result, you can go about your daily activities right after the treatment. Also, there’s no pain.

If you have any signs of nail fungus, call us at 800-672-0625 at our Chicago, IL location, or visit our website for more information on our doctors at one of our over 150 locations.