Is recurrence of nail fungus common? Should I be worried?
Unfortunately, toenail fungus can be difficult to treat, and there is always a possibility that a fungal infection could come back, which is why it's important to continue your course of treatment as recommended by your podiatrist even if the fungus appears to be gone, and to follow the preventative care guidelines your podiatrist gives you after treatment to help prevent recurrence. If you do both of those things, it lessens the chances that your nail fungus will return. However, even if you finish treatment and follow the preventative care guidelines, no one can guarantee that the fungus won't come back.
If you do notice signs of an infection again, see your doctor as soon as possible, but realize that it is not uncommon for nail fungus to recur and, as long as you seek treatment, you shouldn't be overly worried. Your podiatrist may recommend another form of treatment to get rid of the fungus or just another course of the same treatment. Feel free to contact our office online for an appointment or call us at (888) 713-0906 with any questions. We can help you get rid of your nail fungus!