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TOENAIL FUNGUS Q&A
What causes a toenail fungus infection?
The fungus can live in the layer of dead skin around your nails, in the space under your nail, and in the nails themselves. Fungal nail infections often result from damage to the nail plate or the surrounding area. Skin infections or athlete’s foot invades the nail, causing the infection. Up to 30 percent of patients with fungal nail infections also have fungal skin infections. Hot, sweaty feet in fully enclosed shoes provide the ideal warm, damp environment for fungus to grow and multiply.
Factors that increase the risk of nail infections are:
- nail damage (e.g.: activities that cause trauma to the nail)
- medical that weaken the immune system
- general poor health
- walking barefoot in public areas
Medical conditions like diabetes and poor circulation can create the potential for worsening conditions such as secondary bacterial infections. The fungus can thrive when the foot is contained in warm, damp shoes for a long time. Poor foot hygiene, walking on contaminated floors and the use of badly sterilized nail cutting and filing equipment are other ways the feet can be exposed to the fungus.
What identifies toenail fungus?
Toenail fungal infections can cause permanent deformity of the nails. This can interfere with being able to wear shoes, walk, play sports, and do other activities.
Infected nails often show one or more of the following signs:
- Discolored streaks in the skin under the nail, or nail bed.
- The buildup of bits and pieces of skin and nail fragments under the nail.
- Thickened nails that may separate from the skin under the nail.
- Brittle and easily breaking nails.
- White spots or streaks on the nail surface.
- Soft and powdery nail surface, which appears as the infection worsens.
- Distorted shaped Toenails.
- Dull toenails without luster or shine.
- Dark-colored toenails due to fungus debris building under the nail.
- Splitting of the nails.
Best way to treat Toenail Fungus
If you have caught nail fungus, it can be easily treated using the FDA-approved PinPointe laser, which typically only takes one 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 Fungus Specialist in Ashland, KY 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 Ashland, KY location, or visit our website for more information on our doctors at one of our over 150 locations.