Wearing shoes for an extended period of time and sweating in them makes it the perfect ground for fungus to thrive. And once you contract the infection it may spread like wildfire. When left untreated, toenail fungus will spread to adjacent nails and sometimes even fingernails. This is why it’s important to get professional help early on and find the best treatment. Laser Nail Therapy is here to help you find toenail fungus treatment in Sterling Heights, MI.
Fungal infections occur when the fungus invades the nails. Usually, this happens through an injury or small cuts on your skin. Common signs of a toenail fungus infection include thick toenails, discoloration, and separation of the nail from the nail bed. Fungal infections can affect anyone but are most common among the elderly. Also, those with diabetes or athlete’s foot and smokers are also greatly affected. The risk of having toenail fungus also increases if another family member has it. And if one has a weakened immune system.
How you can prevent a Toenail Fungus Infection
To avoid getting toenail fungus, you should wash your feet daily with soap and water. Make sure to get in between your toes and dry the feet well, especially the area between your toes. When cutting your toenails, ensure the clippers you’re using are clean and that you’re cutting straight across. Do not share nail instruments with others. It’s also important to wear shoes in all public areas. Some areas where fungus will thrive include wet public places like swimming pools or locker rooms.
Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment
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 Toenail Fungus Specialist in Sterling Heights, MI 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 Sterling Heights, MI location, or visit our website for more information on our doctors at one of our over 150 locations.