If you suffer with a fungal nail infection, you should visit our podiatry practice, East Brunswick Foot & Ankle Center. Our Old Bridge Township podiatrist, Dr. Arnold A. Horowitz, can provide you with exemplary podiatry care and help rid you of your fungal nail infection.
Fungal nail infections can be a very persistent and difficult problem to treat. However, our Old Bridge Township podiatrist is able to effectively treat patients who suffer with this nail problem. It is especially important if you have diabetes or another disease which can affect your immune system, that you see our podiatrist at the earliest signs of fungal nail infections. The faster this condition is treated, the less likely it is to spread and become more difficult to treat. In some patients, a fungal nail infection will start out as a white or yellow spot found under the tip of your toenail. As the nail fungus spreads, your toenail may discolor, begin to thicken, and even develop crumbling edges. This problem can be very painful, and is definitely unsightly. When a fungal nail infection is not treated on a timely basis, it can lead to the patient developing a serious blood infection. Fungal nail infections can be part of athlete’s foot. Athlete’s foot results from the overgrowth of a fungus organism. It often affects the skin between the toes and the arch of the foot. This infection can be picked up when you walk barefoot, and is most likely to be present in moist environments such as pool areas and spa shower areas. If you are treated with athlete’s foot, our podiatrist may recommend that your entire family comes in for treatment so that you do not pass the bacterial infection back and forth. This is especially true in families where a member of the family is likely to develop complications from athlete’s foot or fungal toenails.
For an appointment to see our Old Bridge Township podiatrist, contact us today.