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Ingrown Toenail & Fungal Infection Treatment in NY & NY

Toenail Treatments

Have you noticed something unusual about your toenails? Any number of medical conditions could be causing the problem. A skilled podiatrist can help diagnose and treat your ingrown toenails, fungal infections, or other toenail deformities if you are having problems that are uncomfortable or unsightly. If you have noticed yellow spots or that the corner of your toenail has begun to grow into flesh, it’s important to seek treatment, as a medical professional should be involved in appropriate intervention.

Toenail Fungus

Fungi (plural for “fungus”) are organisms that thrive in warm, dark, moist areas, and toenail fungus. You may have toenail fungus if you have thickening or changes in the shape or texture of the toenail that makes it brittle or crumbly or have ridges or bumps that you didn’t have before. Many people also have yellowish discolorations and an accumulation of debris underneath the nail. You may also notice a foul odor from the fungal infection.

Possible treatments include a combination of prescription oral and topical medications, such as medicated nail polish and nail cream. There is also laser treatment for toenail fungus that is designed to target the root cause of the infection and improve your body’s natural defense mechanisms to these harmful pathogens. Our podiatrists will also teach you proper care for preventative measures to keep your feet free of toenail fungus in the future.

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails result when the toenail grows into the surrounding skin, and typically occur to the big toe only. They may be caused by previous trauma causing changes in the nail or the presence of a toenail fungus that contributes to the problem. You may experience a range of symptoms from chronic discomfort to acute pain with infection.

Your podiatrist may be able to treat ingrown toenails by simply cutting the nail properly to alleviate associated symptoms, but if there is an infection, you will need a local anesthetic to remove a small section of the nail. Your affected toe will be numb for several hours, but you may resume light activities such as driving right away. Most patients feel almost completely better by the next day. If you have chronic, recurring ingrown toenails, there is a permanent surgical solution to cauterize a portion of the nail root so the ingrown section of nail cannot grow back.

To book an appointment with Curalta Foot + Ankle to treat toenail fungus in New Jersey, please call 1-888–777-1430 today.

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