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What is nail fungus (Onychomycosis)?
Nail fungus, or Onychomycosis, is a fungal infection in one or more of your nails. Typically, the early signs of nail fungus are yellow or white spots under the distal (outermost) part of nails. These white spots represent sub-ungal hyperkeratosis. If left untreated, these spots begin to spread throughout the entire nail, and nail will become separated from the nail bed (onycholysis), or discolored, wrinkled and thickened. Nail Fungus occurs more often in toenails than fingernails. Not only is toe nail fungus unsightly, but it may be quite painful in case of severe fungal involvement (rare).
These fungal infections are a result of fungi growing in and under the nails. In general, the fungi will enter through a small cut or a separation between the nail and the nail bed or after a pedicure. Then, if conditions are right (warm and moist), the fungus will continue to spread throughout the nail. Patients with Diabetes, or those who wear boots in warm and humid weather are more prone to nail fungus. Some patients with HIV develop fungus in finger nails; superficial nail discoloration could be an early sign of HIV.
What are the signs and symptoms ?
Top Dermatologist Nail Disease TreatmentSome of the early signs of nail fungus include:
What are my treatment options for nail fungus?
Nail fungus can often be difficult to treat and is prone to relapses. Multiple treatments are necessary in order to achieve desired results for nail fungus. Many over-the-counter medications for treatment of toenail fungal infections are available. However, most, if not all are ineffective, especially in severe cases.
Treatment options for Nail Fungus include:
Which treatment option is best for me?
Treatment options for nail fungus vary depending on the severity and type of infection. In most cases Dr. Ghohestani recommends a combination therapy approach. He believes the best treatment option focuses on attacking the fungus from both the inside (using Lamisil oral medication) and out (using the Nd:YAG laser technology). This combination therapy allows us to attack the fungus on multiple levels leading to improved outcomes for our patients. Contact us at (210) 698-6777 and/or email@example.com to schedule an appointment with our renowned dermatologist.
How can I prevent Toe Nail Fungus?
To prevent toe nail fungus recurrence, Dr. Ghohestani recommends:– Avoid boots when you are in hot and humid weather – Air your feet out frequently during the day – Avoid old shoes – Anti-fungal spray for feet and shoes – Avoid pedicures – Keep feet clean and dry – Change socks daily
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