When you’re dealing with toenail fungus, one of the first questions you may have is how can I get rid of this? You may also start wondering about how toenail fungus removal works and how it can be prevented in the future. Dr. Gary Rogers, your foot and ankle specialist at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Wilmette, IL, and serving North Shore, Skokie, and Evanston, IL, can answer some frequently asked questions about fungal removal.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fungal Removal
Q. How is toenail fungus removed?
A. Your foot and ankle specialist in Wilmette, IL, and serving North Shore, Skokie, and Evanston, IL, will first examine your foot to determine how severe your issue is. From there, they’ll develop a treatment plan to combat your toenail fungus. They may prescribe multiple forms of treatment to target your fungus and help prevent it from coming back.
Most commonly, you might be prescribed oral antifungal drugs, medicated nail polish, or medicated nail cream. In severe cases, your podiatrist may recommend surgery to apply the antifungal drug directly to the infection.
Q. What are common signs of toenail fungus?
A. You may notice that the toenail is thick, discolored, crumbly, has an odor, or is a dark color. If this doesn’t go away after washing and caring for your feet, you should contact your foot and ankle specialist as soon as possible to discuss treatment.
Q. How can toenail fungus be prevented?
A. You should be washing your feet daily and thoroughly drying your feet afterward. Change your socks daily and be sure to keep your feet dry throughout the day. Don’t share toenail clippers or socks with others.
Contact Your Foot and Ankle Specialist Today!
If you have any further questions about toenail fungus and fungal removal, be sure to contact your podiatrist as soon as possible! Contact Dr. Gary Rogers, your foot and ankle specialist at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Wilmette, IL, and serving North Shore, Skokie, and Evanston, IL, today at (847) 256-4434.