Get Rid of That Nasty Toenail Fungus Before Sandal Season

Nasty yellow toenail fungus doesn't look nice in sandals or barefoot on the beach.

Summertime is almost here. This means your toes will be on full display, either barefoot or in sandals. Nasty toenail fungus can be visibly embarrassing, but it can also be dangerous if it’s left untreated.

Dr. Frank Henry, with offices in  Victoria and Marble Falls, Texas, has a variety of treatments that can help you get rid of your toenail fungus. While some home treatments may work, the condition can easily come back. And if you don’t treat it at all, it can get worse and cause more serious issues.

Signs of toenail fungus

While toenail fungus is a common condition, if not treated, it can lead to your toenails breaking or completely falling off. This can affect how you walk and how comfortable you are on your feet. If you’re noticing any of the following, you may have toenail fungus:

It’s rare to see this in fingernails, but it can happen. The condition is usually limited to your toenails.

Causes of toenail fungus

It can be easy to get toenail fungus if you walk barefoot in gyms, bathrooms, pools, spas or other public places. Make sure you wear sandals to protect yourself. Another way you can get it is if you don’t practice good foot hygiene. Toenail fungus likes sweaty, warm places. So make sure you wash your feet regularly and keep them dry.

There’s also another condition you can get if you don’t practice good foot hygiene or don’t wear sandals in public places. You can get the fungal infection athlete’s foot. And athlete’s foot can lead to toenail fungus. So if you have athlete’s foot, don’t ignore it. What might look like a minor inconvenience can turn into a major problem.

Treating toenail fungus

If you suffer from toenail fungus, Dr. Henry has effective treatment options to help you. Dr. Henry can pinpoint the problem and recommend the best way to deal with it.  Even though many treatment options are available over the counter or by prescription, most are very limited in effectiveness or have significant medical side effects. These include:

Having said that,  don’t despair. Dr. Henry recommends a highly effective combination laser therapy treatment plan to get rid of your toenail fungus. This therapy, which takes place over the course of a few treatments, can kill your toenail fungus and help you grow a new nail.

If you have toenail fungus and want to get rid of it, book an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Henry today.