Is toenail fungus something that you’re struggling with? Let Laser Nail Therapy help you find the best Toenail Fungus Treatment in the Bronx, NY.

Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment in the Bronx, NY is the most recommended option to get rid of a toenail fungus infection. Our specialists in toenail fungus are nail doctors. Our doctors are highly experienced and trained to help patients get rid of the toughest toenail fungus infections. They will provide you with all the necessary information during your first consultation to make an educated decision about the best treatment options. Afterward, they will recommend the best treatment option for a toenail fungus infection curated for you.

Many people don’t realize they have toenail fungus until the infection becomes severe. Moreover, many people that do never seek treatment. Toenail fungus infections are a very common foot health problem. It affects about 50% of the elderly population.

Toenail fungus can persist for years without ever causing pain. The disease is characterized by nail discoloration and distortion. Often considered nothing more than a mere blemish, it can present serious problems if left untreated.

What happens to nails if Toenail Fungus is left untreated?

The fungal infection usually starts off infecting the skin under the nail through a small cut. It can then progress and multiply to infect the rest of the nail and then just to surrounding nails. The more severe the infection the more problems it will cause. In some cases, it will cause pain and difficulty wearing shoes. Therefore making walking and exercising nearly impossible.

Nail bed injuries may make the nails more susceptible to fungal infections. Additionally, people who suffer from diabetes, circulatory problems, or immune-deficiency conditions, are especially prone to fungal nails. Other contributory factors may be a history of Athlete’s foot and excessive perspiration. Fungus thrives in dark, moist areas. Sweaty shoes make it a perfect environment to multiply.

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Can my shoes be the cause of Toenail Fungus?

Nail fungus and shoes can go hand in hand. When you go to work, school, gym, or even when you stay in your room, your toes spend most of the time in your shoes. That means how you keep your shoes clean is crucial for toenail fungus prevention. If your toenail fungus keeps coming up, or if your toenails keep having an abnormal look even after proper treatment, it could be that the problem lies not with your feet but with your shoes. Here, we will go over three ways that can foster the growth of toenail fungus.

Wearing shoes that are too tight

Some people misunderstand the right size of shoes and tend to get shoes that feel suitable but do not have enough space around their toes. When there is no such space in your shoes, you get a lot of microtrauma to your toenails throughout the day, which accumulates and could cause a variety of abnormalities in your nails. Fungi usually go into the nail through the nail crack and small injuries, so putting stress on your toenail could increase the risk of getting a fungal nail infection.

Shoes work as a medium

Many people are careful not to get fungi from other people in public places such as pools or gyms. However, they easily forget that their own shoes are also the perfect place that them to get nail fungus. If your shoes are contaminated, you keep exposing yourself to fungi every single day until you clean them. Also, shoes have an ideal environment for the nail fungus to thrive, so as soon as it is contaminated, you should get the fungus off by cleaning or spraying antifungal spray. Since fungi are invisible and impossible to tell, it is important to clean your shoes constantly.

How to avoid a Toenail Fungus

Here are some tips on how to avoid getting a toenail fungus. If you believe that you got infected with a toenail fungus, you should go consult a nail doctor.

  • Always wear shoes in public spaces
    • This includes public swimming pools, gyms, public showers, and locker room
    • As a result, people can easily get infected by someone walking barefoot in these areas
  • Never share nail clippers
    • People can easily pass on a toenail infection by using the same clippers
    • Always clean and disinfect your nail clipper and other tools used to maintain your nails
  • Wearing closed-toed shoes in hot weather
    • This creates the perfect warm and moist environment for a toenail fungus to develop
    • Try avoiding using the same shoe every day
    • Also, always change socks when putting on a new pair of shoes

These tips seem like common knowledge, but you would be surprised how many people get infected like this.

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Treatment Options for Toenail Fungus

Below are the most well-known treatment options for toenail fungus. If you are experiencing a toenail fungus infection, set up a free consultation with one of our nail doctors.

  • Topical Solutions
    • This has a five to ten percent cure rate
    • This is an over-the-counter medication that is not prescribed by a doctor
    • It takes up to a year to see any results
  • Oral medication
    • This has a cure rate of about sixty percent
    • this medication can lead to liver toxicity
    • You would need to have constant blood tests
    • This is not recommended by nail doctors

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What happens if you do not seek treatment

By now I’m sure you know just how challenging it is to treat toenail infections. With all the side effects, low cure rates, and costly treatments it’s not surprising that people just choose to ignore their problems. Some people just try to cover up their feet rather than attempting to treat them. For the worst ones, they just live with it!

There are plenty of home remedies all over the internet. These remedies usually have a very low success rate. In about one out of two dozen cases, the fungus actually travels to other parts of the body which can affect the hands, back, and legs. By not treating the infection you’re allowing the fungus to live in your nails like a parasite, which will eventually spread.

Laser Treatment for a Toenail Fungus in The Bronx

Toenail fungus treatments in The Bronx can vary. 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 Bronx, NY 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 Bronx, NY location, or visit our website for more information on our doctors at one of our over 150 locations.