Finding a toenail fungus specialist in Las Vegas, NV might be easier than you think. Keep reading this blog to see how we can help you find the best doctor for you!
Toenail fungus may make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious about your foot’s appearance. But our Laser Nail Therapy provider in Las Vegas can help you get rid of toenail fungus once and for all. Our doctor provides laser treatment to destroy the infection. Prompt treatments can keep the fungus from spreading and clear up your thick and discolored toenails. Call us today so we can answer all your questions and help you schedule a free consultation. During the consultation, the doctor will diagnose you and you may start treatment during the same appointment.
Toenail Fungus Symptoms
A common symptom of toenail fungus is discoloration. Toenails become a yellowish color. Discoloration can also present itself in white streaks across your toenails. In extreme cases, they can even become brown or black.
Another common symptom is the thickening of toenails. This can make it very difficult to trim your toenails. It is important to maintain your nails. Some people soak their toenails in warm water before cutting them. This allows the toenail to soften.
Toenail Fungus Prevention Techniques
Wearing proper footwear can help prevent toenail fungus. Our doctors recommend that patients ensure that the size of footwear is correct and shoes are not too small. Otherwise, small shoes may cause bruising on the nails, leaving an opening for further infection. Wearing sandals or flip-flops when walking around in public places is also highly recommended. Such sites include public/gym showers, swimming pools, and locker rooms. And always try to keep your feet clean and dry.
Toenail Fungus Q&A
What is toenail fungus?
Toenail fungus may cause thickness, discoloration, and sometimes discomfort for patients. It is also a contagious infection. It often starts on one spot on one nail and spreads. Over time, it may spread to all 10 toenails and sometimes even fingernails.
How does toenail fungus spread?
Fungus thrives in dark, moist, and warm settings. A sweaty shoe is a perfect environment for fungus. Infections are also commonly picked up by walking barefoot in public pools, showers, and/or gyms. Fungs may enter one’s body through a small cut in the skin or nails. Once infection starts it will quickly spread if left untreated.
When should I see a foot specialist for toenail fungus?
Many people ignore all the warning signs of toenail fungus when they first notice them. This is the worst thing that you can do. The infection typically just gets worse over time and the more severe the infection, the harder it is to treat. Over time, the infected toenails may start separating from the nail bed. Your nail will eventually loosen and may fall off. This process can be very painful.
In our office, our podiatrist will provide you with a proper diagnosis to confirm that your problem is a toenail fungus and then recommend the best treatment option specifically for you. Our fungus specialist in Las Vegas, NV will also explain to you all the ways you may prevent future fungal infections.
How is toenail fungus treated?
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 doctor in Las Vegas, NV 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 Las Vegas, NV location, or visit our website for more information on our doctors at one of our over 150 locations.