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Best Fungal Nail Treatment

Best-Fungal-Nail-TreatmentDr. Matt Ahmadi of Orange County Foot and Ankle provides patients with the best fungal nail treatment available today. The best treatment depends on your overall health and the progression of the infection, but can include medications or surgical intervention.

What is toenail fungus?

Toenail fungus is an infection underneath the nail. When bacteria collect under the nail, it eventually causes the nail to smell unpleasant and even to change color. The nails can become thick and make it difficult to wear shoes comfortably, and the presence of toenail fungus is often embarrassing for those who go barefoot. If left untreated, toenail fungus can spread to nearby toenails, your fingernails, or even your skin. Although many patients ignore the presence of toenail fungus if there is no accompanying pain or discomfort, early treatment is important for preventing the spread of infection.

What causes toenail fungus to develop?

Your toenails are especially vulnerable to fungi, even more so than fingernails. This is because there is less blood flow to your toes that can battle infections and because your toes spend a lot of time in warm, moist environments like your shoes, showers, and swimming pools. Fungi can also enter your skin through tiny cuts.Laser Fungal Nail Treatment

There are certain factors that can increase your risks of getting a toenail fungus infection, such as wearing shoes and socks frequently, walking barefoot in public showers and gyms, perspiring heavily, and living with someone else who has toenail fungus. If you have a weakened immune system or circulation problems, that can increase your risks as well. Unfortunately, once you have a toenail fungus infection, you are more susceptible to them in the future.

If you are experiencing any signs of toenail fungus, talk to Dr. Matt Ahmadi about options for the best fungal nail treatment today.

How is nail fungus diagnosed?

Before you can receive the best fungal nail treatment for your situation, Dr. Matt Ahmadi will need to confirm that you are definitely dealing with a fungal nail infection. There are some conditions, like psoriasis, for example, that can look similar to a fungal infection. There are also other microorganisms that can cause infections, like bacteria. The treatments that will work best for a fungal nail infection won’t be as effective for different infections, so it is important to know for sure. Looking at your toenails is the easiest way for your doctor to determine what you are dealing with, but he might also choose to scrape underneath your nail. This allows the debris that is removed to be tested in a lab or examined under a microscope for further diagnosis.

Dr. Ahmadi is a Board Certified Foot Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.  Dr. Ahmadi offers services in a wide variety of foot and ankle deformities and pathology in Orange County, California such as:

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