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By Prestige Podiatry
January 24, 2020
Category: Podiatry

Are you dealing with a persistent or unresponsive toenail fungal infection?

Fungal nail infections are fairly common, particularly in older adults. As the nails get dry and cracked with age they are prone to fungal infections. Also, those with weakened immune systems or certain chronic conditions such as diabetes may also be susceptible to fungal nail infections. If this is happening our Carmel and Indianapolis podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Agricola can treat the problem.

Can I treat a toenail fungal infection on my own?

Many healthy individuals choose to try over-the-counter antifungal treatments first. The only problem is that many of these treatments come in the form of topical cream or ointment, which can’t penetrate through the nail to target the fungus effectively. This means that many people don’t see the results they want with at-home care.

If you have diabetes, nerve damage or a compromised immune system and you develop a toenail fungus you should not treat the problem yourself. This is something that our Carmel and Indianapolis foot doctor can and should treat to prevent the problem from causing potentially serious complications.

When should I see a podiatrist for care?

If you’ve never had a toenail fungus before you may want to schedule an appointment, especially if the fungus isn’t responding to over-the-counter treatment. If the toenail fungus is causing severe brittleness, cracking and yellowing then you may require more aggressive treatment that only a foot care professional can provide. While there are oral medications that can be prescribed to treat a toenail fungus systemically, some patients are hesitant to take this strong medication for weeks on end.

Depending on a person’s medical history they may not actually be able to take the oral medication needed to treat their infection. Luckily, laser toenail fungus treatment can provide amazing and effective results without needing to take medication.

What should I expect from laser toenail fungus treatment?

This can be a great treatment option for anyone dealing with a toenail fungus; however, patients dealing with persistent, recurring or severe infections that don’t respond to other treatments may finally find relief through this laser treatment. This treatment boasts a very high success rate in just one session, producing a clear nail in a few months after treatment. You may need a follow-up session depending on how severe the toenail fungus is. Furthermore, laser treatment is painless, non-invasive and quick (treatment takes about 15 minutes). There is no downtime associated with this treatment so you can also go back to your normal routine immediately after treatment.

With offices in Carmel and Indianapolis, IN, Prestige Podiatry is here to provide you with the comprehensive and thorough foot and ankle care you need. From laser toenail fungus treatment to diabetic feet care, we offer it all. Call us today to learn more about laser fungal treatment. Call (317) 881-0070 for the Indianapolis office, or (317) 846-4111 for the Carmel office.