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Need for Toenail Fungus Treatment

fungusYellowed, brittle, and unusual-looking toenails may indicate a fungal nail infection, known as onychomycosis. Experts caution that these infections persist without intervention and can easily be transmitted from person to person. These types of infections can be contracted through close contact or from barefoot walking in communal areas like locker rooms. The fungus infiltrates toenails, thriving in moist, sweaty footwear. Toenail fungus affects roughly one in ten people globally, and is more prevalent with age, affecting over half of individuals aged 70 and older. People who have diabetes or compromised immune systems are particularly vulnerable. If you notice a change in your toenails, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for an evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.

For more information about treatment, contact one of our clinicians from The Footcare CentreOur podiatrists can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Toenail Fungus Treatment

Toenail fungus is a condition that affects many people and can be especially hard to get rid of. Fortunately, there are several methods to go about treating and avoiding it.

Antifungals & Deterrence

Oral antifungal medicine has been shown to be effective in many cases. It is important to consult with a podiatrist to determine the proper regiment for you, or potentially explore other options.

Applying foot powder on the feet and shoes helps keep the feet free of moisture and sweat.

Sandals or open toed shoes – Wearing these will allow air movement and help keep feet dry. They also expose your feet to light, which fungus cannot tolerate. Socks with moisture wicking material also help as well.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Weybridge, UK. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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