Can Over-the-Counter Solutions for Getting Rid of Nail Fungus?

Can Over-the-Counter Solutions for Getting Rid of Nail Fungus?

You don’t want to mess around with toenail fungus infections. A case of nail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, can compromise the strength and integrity of your nails, resulting in cracks or splits if left untreated.

The corner drugstore can sell you over-the-counter antifungal solutions that promise to remedy the problem. But do over-the-counter solutions work well enough? Toenail fungus infections can be seriously stubborn, coming back even after seeming to clear up.

At Town Center Foot & Ankle of Kingwood and Atascocita, Texas, Dr. Stephen Eichelsdorfer provides options to eliminate toenail fungus that really work, clearing up your unsightly symptoms and eradicating the underlying fungal infection. 

Dr. Eichelsdorfer, known as “Dr. Ike” to his patients, can save you time and money by using the most effective professional treatment options available to restore your nails.

Don’t waste time with ineffective fungus treatments

Several different kinds of fungal organisms can cause toenail fungus infections, and they’re very contagious. 

Dermatophytes are the most common culprit for nail fungus infections. If you’re older, have diabetes, or work out and sweat a lot, you’re at a heightened risk of toenail fungus.

Toenail fungus infections are often difficult to treat. Microscopic fungi can hide on other toes, causing repeat flare-ups. The fungus could even spread to include multiple toenails on one or both of your feet. 

Over-the-counter antifungal solutions may reduce or even eliminate your symptoms, only for the signs of the infection to come creeping back days or weeks later. And many over-the-counter products to address nail fungus problems don't actually target the fungus itself. 

OTC products may address fungus on the skin around your nails or merely improve the appearance of nails yellowed by fungus without doing anything about the underlying infection.

To save yourself time and hassle, talk to a podiatry professional at the beginning of your nail fungus treatment journey. Dr. Ike can recommend the best treatment plan to effectively eradicate your fungal infection once and for all.

Professional, effective treatment for toenail fungus

At Town Center Foot & Ankle, we offer multiple types of medical-grade treatment to effectively address toenail fungus. 

In addition to topical and oral antifungal solutions and medications and medicated antifungal nail polish, we can treat your nail fungus with the state-of-the-art PinPointe™ FootLaser system.

Nail restoration with PinPointe uses safe laser energy to effectively destroy all of the fungus on your feet, eradicating the infection without harming your skin. You don’t need to worry about repeat flare-ups, and your nails grow back stronger and healthier than before.

To learn more about the best way to get rid of toenail fungus for good, get in touch with Dr. Ike and our team at Town Center Foot & Ankle today. Request your appointment through our online system or call now to book.

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