Nail Fungus Specialist

Town Center Foot & Ankle

Podiatry located in Kingwood, TX

Nail fungus isn’t just something that makes you feel self-conscious about your toes, if left untreated, it can cause nails to split apart. Before your nail fungus worsens or spreads to other nails, see what the team at Town Center Foot & Ankle can do for you. Request your evaluation at the Kingwood or Atascocita, Texas, clinic by calling the office nearest you or by requesting an evaluation online.

Nail Fungus Q & A

What causes nail fungus?

Several different types of fungal organisms, but most commonly dermatophytes, cause nail fungus. While nail fungus affects both men and women of any age, you’re more likely to develop this condition due to:

  • Being older
  • Having diabetes
  • Sweating heavily
  • History of athlete’s foot
  • Having chronic skin conditions, like psoriasis

Nail fungus is highly contagious. If you’re in an area where others that could have infections are walking barefoot, like in gym locker rooms or swimming pool decks, you’re more likely to become infected with nail fungus.

How is nail fungus treated?

The team of skilled podiatrists at Town Center Foot & Ankle offer the latest in nail fungus treatments. One of the most effective nail fungus treatments is nail restoration with the PinPointe™ FootLaser system. These treatments use safe and effective laser energy to gently destroy the fungus.

Since the fungus is microscopic and can be hidden on other nails, your podiatrist treats all of your toes during your visit. This way, all fungus is destroyed and you don’t have to worry about reinfection. As your affected nail grows out, the new nail that grows in is going to be healthier and stronger.

Other beneficial nail fungus treatments offered at Town Center Foot & Ankle include:

  • Medicated nail polish
  • Oral antifungal medications
  • Topical antifungal creams

Your podiatrist puts together a treatment plan that’s going to be most effective for your specific condition.

Can I prevent nail fungus?

In many cases, yes. It’s important to wear shower shoes anytime you’re in a communal area, such as the locker room. You should also avoid sharing shoes and socks with others since nail fungus can spread so easily.

After a workout or period of heavy sweating, it’s important to let your feet dry out thoroughly. Wash your feet with soap and water, dry them, and put on clean socks. The team at Town Center Foot & Ankle recommends letting your gym shoes dry out overnight to further help prevent another nail fungus outbreak.

You don’t have to live another day with embarrassing nail fungus. Start treatment at Town Center Foot & Ankle today. Request your appointment either over the phone or online.