Did you make any New Year's resolutions for 2017? If you are like most Americans, you have one or two.
Here's another one for you - make 2017 the year you finally get rid of unsightly toenail fungus that makes your nail look discolored and thicker, brittle or ragged.
You may have had fungal nails for quite some time, hoping it will go away on its own. Well, toenail fungus will not just disappear by itself. Why not resolve to do something about your toenails this year to finally get rid of this unsightly problem?
What Is Fungal Nail?
A toenail fungus, or fungal nail, is really an infection that discolors and changes the texture of your toenail. The nail can appear darker because debris builds up beneath it and its surface will look dull. Sometimes infected toenails will even separate from the nail bed, a painful condition that may emit an unpleasant odor as well.
Fungal nail is caused by fungi that live in, under or right on the toenail's surface. These organisms love warm, moist environments like the inside of your shoes. They are very contagious and you can easily pick up the infection at a public pool, nail salon, gym or locker room.
Treating Toenail Fungus
At-home remedies can give only temporary relief. For full healing of your fungal nail, please visit us at the Podiatry Group of Annapolis, P.A. We have found that oral or topical medications work slowly and sometimes have unpleasant side effects.
Our solution to toenail fungus is cutting-edge laser technology. The laser delivers a concentrated beam of laser light right through the nail to destroy the fungus living under and in the nail. This treatment is more effective than topical sprays or creams that don't penetrate the nail.
These painless laser treatments are performed right here in our office. For most patients, only 3 treatments are necessary and there are no side effects. Laser therapy will allow you to return to your usual activities more quickly than with other treatments.
Resolve to get your toes looking better in time for open-toed spring shoes and sandals! Please contact us for an evaluation to determine if laser therapy is the right treatment for you.
Let Us Eliminate Your Unsightly Toenail Fungus
Dr. James M. McKee, DPM, board certified podiatrist has the right experience to diagnose and treat fungal nail as well as any type of foot and ankle problem. Please call us at 410-224-4448 to make an appointment at our office in Annapolis, MD. You can also request an appointment at the website. Resolve to clear up your fungal nail so you can enjoy wearing sandals again with confidence!