What is toenail fungus? How do you treat toenail fungus?
Toenail fungus develops when a fungus penetrates the skin and starts growing within the nail. Fungal infections can cause the toenail to appear thick, discolored, or flaky. As the infection progresses, debris may begin to build up and a foul smell may be noticed. The infected nail and toe may become painful.
Nail fungus is extremely common and can be treated by a podiatrist. The treatment used for the fungus will depend on your specific case, but there are several effective treatmet options for nail fungus. Some common treatmets include natural home remedies, over-the-counter topical treatments, prescription medications, and the newest treatment method available: laser treatment. When considering treatment for nai fungus, it is important to compare the benefits and risks of all possible treatment options, and discuss treatments with your podiatrist. For more information, visit our Toenail Fungus Treatments page.