My Nail Fungus Is Embarrassing: Can I Treat It on My Own?

My Nail Fungus Is Embarrassing: Can I Treat It on My Own?

While you mostly need your feet for practical reasons, like getting around, it’s nice not to feel embarrassed about how your bare feet look. That’s especially true if you end up in a situation in which others can see your toes.

If your toenails are affected by a fungal infection, you might not feel comfortable with others seeing your feet, due to nail discoloration, thickening, and shape changes.

Nail fungus isn’t just a cosmetic problem and can result in lasting issues for the affected toenails without the right treatment. Can you successfully treat nail fungus at home? There are a lot of products available over the counter for fungal infections, but they might not be the best choice.

Turn to podiatrist Dr. Stephen Eichelsdorfer and our team at Town Center Foot & Ankle for advice on successfully restoring your toenails after a fungal infection. “Dr. Ike,” as he’s better known, sees patients at our Kingwood and Atascocita, Texas, locations.

Treating toenail fungus at home

Sometimes at-home treatments for toenail fungus are effective, clearing up aesthetically unpleasant symptoms and leaving your toenails unblemished and strong.

But fungal infections have a tendency to come back. It can be very difficult to fully eradicate a case of toenail fungus. You think you have things under control, and then yellow or white spots start to show up on your nails again, indicating that the problem isn’t as resolved as you had hoped.

Untreated toenail fungus can spread very easily. Your other toenails can become infected, and you can even infect other people. You don’t want to risk that happening.

Dr. Eichelsdorfer offers professional-grade treatment options for treating toenail fungus that get rid of the problem for good. That’s a better bet than messing around with at-home treatments that might not work in the long run.

Professional treatment for toenail fungus

At Town Center Foot & Ankle, we offer state-of-the-art professional treatment for podiatry issues, including foot and toenail fungus infections. We examine your nails and recommend effective options to get your feet and toenails looking their best again.

You don’t need to dread going to the pool or going barefoot at yoga class, when you get professional care for your nail fungus problems. Are you ready to feel good about your feet again?

We offer treatments for toenail fungus including:

With these types of treatments, you can be sure that the problem is really being dealt with.

We treat all of your nails when you come in with toenail fungus, because small particles of contagious fungus can remain in unexpected locations, leading to reinfection. Once we treat your nails for toenail fungus, they’re stronger and healthier than they were before.

For professional evaluation and treatment for toenail fungus, contact Dr. Ike at Town Center Foot & Ankle today. Schedule your appointment by calling us now, or request an appointment online.

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