Don’t let an unsightly fungal infection ruin the health of your toes.
Anyone who has ever had a toenail fungal infection knows how annoying and unsightly they can be. The yellow, brittle and thickening nails can be quite the sight, and some cases can be so bad that it might even be difficult or painful to put on shoes. Don’t let your fungal infection get to this point. Turn to our Vineland, NJ, podiatrist, Dr. Jeffrey Belancio. for the relief you need.
How you decide to treat your fungal infection is completely up to you. Some people decide that it’s not worth the hassle if the toenail is yellow but doesn’t cause pain. There are a variety of different treatment options to choose from:
Topical Antifungal Treatments
This is typically the first line of defense against a toenail fungal infection. These medications can come in many different forms, from a cream to a nail polish. While some of these medications can be purchased over-the-counter, there are others that will require a prescription from our Vineland foot doctor.
When do antifungal medications work? This treatment isn’t right for everyone. Those with more mild-to-moderate infections will respond best to this form of treatment. Of course, since these medications aren’t able to penetrate through the hard outer layers of the nail you may find that applying these creams isn’t giving you the relief you want.
If topical medications aren’t doing the trick, or you are dealing with a more moderate-to-severe fungal infection, then an oral medicine may be the best way to tackle this problem. This is actually one of the best ways to treat and cure a toenail fungus.
If you are suffering from a severe fungal infection or you are dealing with recurring infections then we may recommend removing the nail; however, this treatment option is rare.
If you have a toenail fungus that doesn’t seem to go away then it’s time you called South Jersey Foot and Ankle Specialists in Vineland, NJ, to find out what treatment is the best option for you. Schedule your consultation today.