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Do You Have Thick, Brittle, or Discolored Nails?


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10/22/2013
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If your toenails seem to be thickened, brittle or discolored, you may be suffering from a fungal infection. There are many possible causes for the development of nail fungus, and there are many possible treatments as well.

 The best thing you can do if you suspect nail fungus is see a podiatrist for an evaluation and proper treatment. Fungal nails can be difficult to treat in some cases, and treatments that may be available over-the-counter, like topical ointments, usually don’t have a good success rate.

A podiatrist has a better chance of getting rid of your toenail fungus for good.

The appearance of your nails isn’t the only indication of infection. Here are some other symptoms you might notice if you have developed a nail fungus:

  • A foul smell. The growing fungus can cause a foul smell to develop and you may see moist debris around the toenail.
  • Pain. Many people don’t know that nail fungus can actually be painful. A build-up of debris or other pressure can cause pain.

Don’t wait around for the infection to clear up on its own or avoid going in because you're afraid to go to the doctor. The faster treatment is started, the easier the problem is to treat. And, if the infection is left untreated for too long, it may spread and cause problems in other areas.

If you believe you are suffering from toenail fungus, contact our office at (888) 713-0906 to set up an appointment.



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Jason Knox, DPM, FACFAS
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