If you’ve noticed your toenails becoming yellowed and thickened, a fungal infection is most likely to blame. With 20% of the population suffering from brittle and unsightly toenails that fungus causes, toenail fungus is not a new foot complication. In order to efficiently get rid of the infection as quickly as possible, it’s important to seek your chiropodist’s medical help as soon as you start to see signs such as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your toenail. Fortunately, since a fungal infection is so common to occur in toenails, chiropodists have discovered the best forms of treatment to help cure your unsightly toenails most effectively and efficiently through the use of laser technology.
Chiropodist Tony Abbott uses Q-Clear laser treatment to penetrate the infected areas of your nail beds of your fungal toenails. The treatment is very safe and only takes 15 minutes to complete. The procedure is completely painless and is performed in our office.
With warm weather and the summer season ahead, toenail fungus can easily be contracted due to feet that are more likely to be exposed in public pools or facilities where fungal growth thrives. Keep your feet protected during the summertime by following these simple tips:
- Never go barefoot. If you plan on using public pools or showers be sure to wear rubber shoes to help prevent a fungal infection from being contracted.
- Wash your feet! With feet being exposed far more often in warm weather than cold, it’s important to keep up with your foot hygiene. Wash your feet regularly making sure to dry in between your toes where moisture lies.
- Give up the nail polish if you think you may have a fungal infection. Although it’s tempting to cover up the unsightly toenail with nail polish, it can cause moisture to be trapped which will result in the infection becoming worse.