Anyone is at risk for a toenail fungal infection—it simply takes being exposed in the right kind of environment. Going barefoot in a warm, damp place such as a public locker or a shower, this is just one way to pick up this type of infection. The toenail fungus invades and grows under the nail, it causes the nail to become discolored, thickened, and brittle. Fortunately, there are many methods of treatment including topical ointments, oral medications, and the Toenail Fungus Laser remove that can remove the toenail fungus.
Sometimes nail fungus can be resistant to treatment and nails take a long time to grow out, so it can take several weeks or months for an infection to be fully resolved. You will know that the treatment is working and the infection is clearing up when you see growth of a new, healthy nail from the base of the nail bed. You can work at slowly trimming down the old and infected nail as the new one grows in.
If you believe you may be experiencing the symptoms of Toenail Fungus, contact Achilles Podiatry for further evaluation and treatment.