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What Is The Best Treatment For Toenail Fungus?


If you aren’t someone who wears shoes or sandals while taking a shower at your local gym or while walking around the community pool, you may end up dealing with an unpleasant problem known as a toenail fungus. Toenail fungus is caused by onychomycosis, a fungus that is also known to cause athlete’s foot and jock itch.

This condition causes the toenail to turn yellow and thick. The nail may even begin to crumble or become brittle. Sometimes the infected toenail will separate from the nail bed and cause pain. While this condition isn’t serious for most healthy individuals, the problem can be unsightly and sometimes difficult to treat.

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Treating Fungal Toenails

Milder cases may not need treatment, but if the nail has become thick or uncomfortable there are certain steps you should take to get rid of the fungal infection. 

Over-The-Counter Medication

Usually the first course of action is to try an over-the-counter topical antifungal medication that you can apply directly to the toe.

Prescription Anti-Fungal Medication

If over-the-counter treatments don’t take care of your fungal infection, it’s time to come in to see us. We can prescribe medication to help relieve your symptoms and treat the fungus. The most common medication prescribed is oral antifungal medications, which are usually taken for about 6 to 12 weeks. Even if the fungus is effectively treated, you won’t see results until the nail has fully grown out clear, which may take a couple months.

Laser Therapy

Sometimes oral medications aren’t enough to penetrate through the nail to reach the infection. If this is the case, then it might be time to consider laser toenail fungal treatment. Laser therapy is able to safely penetrate through the nail to target and kill the fungus, without harming healthy surrounding skin and nail.

This non-invasive laser procedure doesn’t require anesthesia and usually can eliminate fungal infections within one to three treatments. Each laser treatment takes about 30 minutes to complete and boasts little to no discomfort. However, just like the medication, the nail will not immediately become clear after treatment. It will take months of regrowth before you will see a healthier, clearer nail.

If you are looking for toenail fungus treatment, visit Benenati Foot and Ankle Care Center in St. Clair Shores, Warren, & Macomb, MI. Call us at St. Clair Shores (586) 779-6140, Warren (586) 756-3338, & Macomb (586) 416-3668

It’s Not OK to Live with Foot Pain

While it’s true that most Americans suffer from chronic foot pain, it doesn’t have to be a fact of life. Often times, foot and ankle pain can be alleviated by changing footwear or increasing movement and circulation. If your pain is caused by a new or old injury, or illness, we have proven methods to diagnose and pinpoint the root cause of the pain and treatments that can greatly reduce or eliminate your discomfort. Our number one goal is to get you up and moving, and doing the things you love to do. If foot or ankle pain is slowing you down, contact us today and get the relief you need to get back to life!

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Benenati Foot Care Centres MI

Benenati Foot and Ankle Care Centers are conveniently located in Macomb county with podiatry offices in St. Clair Shores, Warren, and Macomb, MI.

Each location offers general foot and ankle care for people of all ages, as well as specialized treatments and surgery for sports injuries, diabetic foot care, and ankle replacements.

Starting with his first location in 1993, Dr. Benenati has been dedicated to preserving limbs and providing Michigan residents effective ankle and foot pain relief from all kinds of short term and chronic conditions. Each location is staffed with highly trained, experienced podiatrists who genuinely care about each patient they treat. By focusing on your quality of life and your overall health and well-being, they are able to diagnose and treat the cause, rather than the symptom, of your foot and ankle pain.

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Monday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

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