Fungus Infections in Scottsdale of the foot usually cause itching, redness, and irritation. If you’re suffering from a toenail fungus infection let Laser Nail Therapy relieve this issue. Our nail doctor is experienced and sees patients in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, who suffer from fungus infections of the foot. Have your symptoms assessed and start a customized treatment plan by calling or scheduling an appointment today!
Commonly Asked Questions & Answers about Fungal Infections
What Causes Toenail Fungus?
Toenail fungus is the most common foot issue. It can develop due to a variety of factors. Many people catch fungal infections in public places. Common places are locker rooms, public pools, gyms, spas, and yoga studios. Fungus thrives in dark, warm, and moist environments. This makes it easy for it to spread in between sweaty toes or on the bottoms of the feet.
For many people, the body is able to fight off initial fungus infections. But sometimes fungal infections are very stubborn, or your immune system is not strong enough to kill off the initial infection. This will cause fungus to spread and become more severe over time.
Foot fungus infections are very common in people who have diabetes or other medical conditions that affect foot health or the immune system.
What does Toenail Fungus look like?
The fungus usually produces different symptoms, some may include:
- Yellow, or discolored toenails
- Redness and inflammation around the nails
- Sores or open wounds (often from scratching)
- Cracking and peeling skin
- Thickening of toenails
- Flaky toenails
How can I treat my fungus infection?
At Laser Nail Therapy, we use the PinPointe™ laser for toenail fungus problems. This treatment is helpful for patients who have stubborn toenail fungus. It treats discolored, cracked, or very sick toenails. This treatment gives you healthy feet once again.
Our doctors are all board-certified foot specialists trained in all areas of the foot and ankle and specifically laser treatments for toenail fungus.
Other treatments like topical solutions and oral medication are not as effective. Topical solutions have an extremely 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 Scottsdale, AZ 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 Scottdale, Phoenix, or Glendale, Arizona locations, or visit our website for more information on our doctors at one of our over 150 locations.