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Laser Fungal Nail Treatment
Toenail fungus can be a painful and embarrassing problem to help. Laser fungal nail treatment is not always necessary, but Dr. Matt Ahmadi of Orange County Foot & Ankle can help you determine when such a step is necessary.
What causes toenail fungus?
Toenail fungus, also called onychomycosis, is caused by an infection under the nail from fungi. It’s almost impossible to completely avoid contact with fungi, but your toes are more vulnerable when you are barefoot, like at a swimming pool or in a locker room or public shower. An injury to the nail can also make it vulnerable to an infection, in addition to conditions like athlete’s foot, diabetes, or an immune deficiency.
When fungi reaches the area underneath your nail, the organisms grow and cause your infection to become visible. The infection can unfortunately spread to the surrounding skin and other toenails, and can become painful and make it difficult to walk or wear shoes.
Can I treat toenail fungus at home?It is not uncommon to seek an option for a home remedy, especially if you have just noticed your toenail fungus and it is not yet extreme. One popular theory is that a soak made up of one part vinegar and two parts warm water can help combat toenail fungus by reducing the growth of bacteria.
There are other anecdotal versions of home remedies that help to combat toenail fungus as well. However, none of these home remedies are proven to be effective with scientific studies. If you notice that you have toenail fungus, the quickest and best way to receive treatment is to visit your podiatrist. At our Orange County center, we can introduce you to laser fungal nail treatment, a quick and effective way to handle the problem. Avoid wasting time with home remedies that aren’t proven to work, and get yourself thorough treatment as soon as possible.
Dr. Ahmadi is a leading Foot Doctor in Orange County. He treats children and adults feet for all kind of problems. Dr. Ahmadi can provide fast and pain-free Laser Fungal Nail Treatment. Call 1 (949) 276-8900.