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How You Can Prevent Toenail Fungus

By The Laser Nail Centers
April 26, 2016
Category: Treatment Options
Tags: toenail fungus  

Your podiatrist can help with toenail fungus

You love wearing open shoes and sandals, but all of a sudden you don’t like the look of your toes. If your toenails look dark and thick, toenail funguschances are you have toenail fungus. Your toenails look irregular and crumbly and you want to hide them away with shoes. But you don’t have to! There are effective treatments for toenail fungus, and your podiatrists at The Laser Nail Centers, in Fairfax, Reston, Mclean and Ashburn, Virginia, want to help you look and feel better.

Your toenail fungus, also called onychomycosis, probably started as a small white or yellow spot under your toenail that you didn’t pay any attention to. The spot got bigger and grew deeper underneath your nail until now it’s big, dark and ugly and has taken over your nail completely.

Your podiatrists at The Laser Nail Centers, in Fairfax, Reston, Mclean and Ashburn, Virginia, want you to know you can prevent toenail fungus by doing a few simple things:

  • Always keep your feet clean and dry
  • Wear flip-flops in public showers, swimming pools, and other areas
  • Inspect your nails, toes and feet regularly
  • Clip your toenails straight across
  • Wear shoes of breathable materials and use foot powder to minimize sweat
  • Don’t wear tight cotton or wool socks, wear moisture-wicking instead
  • Don’t polish nails that are infected

If you already have toenail fungus, there are some home remedies you can try.

  • Using over-the-counter antifungal creams
  • Applying Vicks VapoRub to your toe and underneath your nail daily
  • Thinning and trimming your toenails to reduce pressure

For more severe cases of toenail fungus that don’t respond to home treatment, you need to visit your podiatrists at The Laser Nail Centers. They can discuss professional toenail fungus treatments including:

  • Prescription oral antifungal medications, which help to grow a healthy toenail
  • Prescription medicated nail cream or nail polish, which treats the underlying fungus
  • Surgically removing the infected nail, laser, and light therapy

You don’t need to suffer from toenail fungus when help is just a phone call away. For more information on toenail fungus treatment, please visit The Laser Nail Centers website at http://www.thelasernailcenters.com

The Laser Nail Centers have offices in Fairfax, Reston, Mclean and Ashburn, Virginia. Please call (866)570-0496 for an appointment. Call today and feel better!