If you routinely find your toenails yellowed and deformed, fungi may be to blame. There is a type of fungus that thrives in dark, moist, and warm areas, much like your shoes, shower, locker room, etc. You may notice yellow and/or white spots on the nail, along with a thickness that develops over time. If one nail is infected and left untreated, it can easily spread to other nails.
Fungal nail infections require a process of treatments along with a continual effort to prevent it from recurring. Keeping the infection under control can include thoroughly washing and drying feet, applying anti-fungal cream, not sharing nail clippers or shoes/socks, wearing dry cotton socks and changing them often, wearing dry shoes, and using shower sandals in wet, public places.
Central Arkansas Foot Care now offers Class IV Laser Technology to effectively treat toenail fungus!
Laser therapy penetrates the nail bed and kills the fungus living underneath the nail – without pain and without any harmful side effects.
For more information on how to treat fungal nail infections or to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (501) 321-4844! It’s important to nip the fungus in the bud before it spreads!