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How Do I Get Rid of Toenail Fungus?

Published on August 3, 2023

When your toenails have a fungal infection, it can feel embarrassing. You may even feel like you don’t want to deal with it, like you want to pretend it isn’t happening. But avoiding taking care of this problem will only make it worse.

This is because toenail fungus spreads. As a matter of fact, by the time you notice the signs of the fungus on the outside of a toenail, it may have already been growing on the skin underneath your nails for years.

In some cases, no signs of infection are visible, making it very difficult to be aware that there is even a problem. However, there are also many telltale symptoms that can indicate that a fungal infection is present. If you want to stop a toenail infection sooner rather than later, it’s best to know what to look for.

The Signs of a Toenail Fungal Infection

There are a number of indications that you may have a toenail fungal infection, also known as onychomycosis. Look for the following symptoms as potential indicators:

  • Brown, white, or yellow discoloration underneath the toenail
  • Toenail looseness
  • More keratin than is normal
  • Increased toenail thickness
  • Broken parts of the nail

Treating Toenail Fungus at Westchester Center for Dermatology

To take care of your toenail fungus once and for all, we prescribe a specialized antifungal cream. This must be applied daily until there are no more symptoms of toenail fungus. Pills may also be prescribed to address the condition if it is not responding properly to the cream.

Find Out More About Toenail Fungus Treatment

To learn more about treatment for toenail fungus, contact Westchester Center for Dermatology and schedule a consultation. Our skilled experts will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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