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Types of Toenail Fungus and Treatment Options

By The Laser Nail Centers
January 16, 2017
Category: Treatment Options
Tags: toenail fungus  

Learn more about how to handle stubborn toenail fungal infections to improve the health of your feet.

Having a toenail fungus can be embarrassing. You certainly don’t want to wear sandals or anything that will show the ugly yellowing toenail fungusbrittle nails, so you just end up covering and hiding your feet. If this happens to you, it’s important that you don’t just mask the problem but actually treat it. Turn to our McLean, Ashburn, Fairfax and Reston, VA, podiatrists to give you the treatment plan you need to get rid of your toenail fungal infection.

There are four different kinds of fungal nail infections:

Distal subungual onychomycosis (DSO): the most common type of fungal nail infection, it is also responsible for athlete’s foot.

White superficial onychomycosis (WSO): the second most common fungal infection that only affects the top layer of the nail, causing white spots to form.

Candida onychomycosis: this uncommon yeast infection of the nail can cause the nail to separate from the nail bed.

Proximal subungual onychomycosis (PSO): caused by dermatophytes, this fungal infection is more commonly contracted by those with weakened immune systems.

When it comes to toenail fungal infections it’s always a good idea to play it safe and visit your local podiatrists at The Laser Center in with offices in McLean, Ashburn, Fairfax and Reston to make sure that a fungus is truly the cause of your symptoms. If you do have toenail fungus, a laser treatment can be used to finally destroy the stubborn fungus.

Laser treatment is able to penetrate through the hard layers of the nail to break up and kill the fungus without harming the healthy tissue. It’s an effective way to treat most fungal infections and can finally provide you with the relief you’ve been looking for without having to take a pill or apply topical ointments each day. There is no downtime and you can return to your activities the same day. Depending on your situation, you may require several treatments to get rid of your toenail fungus.

Don’t let a toenail fungus affect the appearance and health of your toenail. For more information visit thelasernailcenters.com or our Facebook page The Nail Restoration Center. The Laser Nail Centers provides the foot care you require, with offices in McLean, Ashburn, Fairfax or Reston, VA, we are happy to help you. Call (866) 570-0496 today to schedule your appointment!