Toenail Fungus Treatment Available in Rowlett, TX
If you are in need of treatment for toenail fungus, you can find relief at Casteel Foot & Ankle Center. Our clinic is located in Rowlett, TX. Dr. Casteel, one of the area’s top podiatrists and her team will ensure you have the right treatment to restore your toenail health.
Toenail Fungus Symptoms
Toenail fungus is caused by fungi underneath the surface of the nail. The nail begins to change color as the infection takes hold. White marks appear on the nail plate and the potential for spreading to the other toes is high. Fungal infections may also be accompanied by yeast infections in the nail plate.
Toenails are vulnerable to fungal infections when walking barefoot in public areas where there are damp conditions such as locker rooms, swimming pools, and showers. A toe injury may also cause the toenail to become infected with toenail fungus. People with poor circulation or diabetics are prone to being afflicted with toenail fungus, which is why seeing our qualified podiatrist is very important. Symptoms of toenail fungus are:
- White spots on the nail bed
- Discoloration of the nail
- Thickened nail
- Crumbling nail edges
- Foul odor
If left untreated, it may spread to the other toenails causing a toenail fungus infection. The toenail may become separated from the nail bed and cause pain when walking.
Toenail Fungus Treatment
If you believe you may have the signs of toenail fungus infection, contact our podiatrist immediately. The sooner the treatment is started, the better chance of having clear nail restored sooner. Dr. Casteel, our expert in toenail fungus treatment, will examine your condition and prescribe the best treatment for you.
Depending on the severity and duration of the infection, toenail fungus infections are generally treated with nonsurgical means and prevention measures, which may include:
- Topical medication
- Oral medication
- Washing feet and drying thoroughly
- Changing socks, shoes more than once a day
- Trim nails even with toe
- Wear breathable shoes
- Avoid hosiery that increases moisture
- Avoid nail polish if infected
- Disinfect instruments used on toenails
Surgical removal of the infected nail may be recommended if treatments are not responding. This will allow direct placement the topical medication and prevent a deformed nail from growing.
Call About Toenail Fungus Treatment
If you are suffering from toenail fungus infection, call 972-301-7051 or 972-468-0966 or by contact us online to schedule an appointment with our podiatrist. Dr. Casteel, DPM, and her team will ensure you receive the right treatment for toenail fungus infection and restore your healthy nails.