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Nail Fungus

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What is Nail Fungus?

Nail Fungus can occur from three types of fungi; yeast, mold, and dermatophytes. Fungus attack nails that already have damage from cuts or an opening through the skin under the nail.

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Causes: 

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  • Walking barefoot in wet environments like swimming pools, public showers, and even contamination through surface contact

  • Fungus can also spread from the skin to nail

  • Tight fitting shoes

  • Diabetes 

  • Other circulatory conditions

Symptoms:

 

  • Yellow, harden nails

  • Foul odor from nails

  • Splitting of nails

  • Tenderness around the nail borders

  • Pain can come and go, from mild to severe

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Treatments:

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  • Topical application such as Penlac  

  • Oral medications such as Lamisil

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Schedule an appointment

Our podiatrists will help you with the best treatments for Nail Fungus. 

Please call us to schedule an appointment at 559-436-4820 

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