Fungal Toenails are basically a revolting sight. Commonly referred to as “toenail fungus,” and it can develop very quickly. Our team, Jeffrey S. Kahn, D.P.M., Richard E. Ehle, D.P.M., Craig M. Kaufman, D.P.M. and Ayman M. Latif, D.P.M., can help to treat this condition. Come visit us at the Connecticut Foot Care Centers, LLC, located in Rocky Hill, Bristol, Middletown, Glastonbury, Newington and Kensington, Connecticut.
Toenail Fungus is not difficult to get and can spread to your other nails. They generally happen from warm or moist areas such as pools or gym locker rooms. It’s as easy as walking barefoot in an area where someone else with toenail fungus walked barefoot. Unfortunately, keeping your nails wet for an extended amount of time can also cause this condition. Wearing the same pair of closed shoes with which you’ve sweated in on a daily basis is not a good idea. Depending on the type of fungus contracted, the visibility of the infection will differ. The symptoms can be discoloration, white spots, a complete change of the nail color to yellow or thickened nails.
Diabetics with weakened immune systems require treatment right away for toenail fungus because they have the increased risk of having sores form that are very difficult to heal. These sores can lead to severe complications that could eventually be life threatening if not treated early. It’s very important that anyone with toenail fungus see a doctor right away in case they are susceptible to complications. Early opinions and treatment are therefore suggested for anyone with toenail fungus because the earlier it is caught, the more likely you are to reverse the damage and have clear nails once again. It’s also of importance to remember that early treatment can help to stop the fungus from dispersing to other parts of the body or to other individuals.
Toenail Fungus is not something to be avoided. No one wants the unsightly stigma that comes with this type of condition. For these reasons, please contact us today so we can provide you with the best treatment tailored to your toes.