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Expert Fungal Nail Treatment Services at Progressive Foot Care

Welcome to Progressive Foot Care, your trusted experts in the treatment of fungal nail infections. Our state-of-the-art treatments and experienced podiatrist provide effective solutions to improve the health and appearance of your nails.

Understanding Fungal Nail Infections

Fungal nail infections, or onychomycosis, occur when a fungus infects one or more of your nails. It typically starts as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your nail. As it goes deeper, the fungus can cause your nail to discolor, thicken, and develop crumbling edges—an unsightly and potentially painful problem.

Symptoms of Fungal Nail Infections

  • Nails that are discolored (yellow, brown, or white)
  • Thickened nails
  • Brittle, crumbly, or ragged nails
  • Misshapen nails
  • A slightly foul smell
  • Pain, especially when wearing shoes or walking

Our Fungal Nail Treatments

At Progressive Foot Care, we understand the impact of fungal nail infections on your quality of life and offer a variety of treatments to tackle this condition:

  • Topical Treatments: Antifungal lacquers and creams applied directly to the nail.
  • Oral Medications: Pills that help a new nail grow free of infection, slowly replacing the infected part.
  • Laser Therapy: A modern approach using laser light to penetrate the nail and destroy the fungi.
  • Preventative Strategies: Guidance on how to avoid recurrence and keep your nails healthy.

Why Choose Progressive Foot Care for Your Fungal Nail Treatment?

  • Expertise: Our podiatrists specialize in foot and nail conditions, ensuring you receive the highest standard of care.
  • Innovative Solutions: We use the latest in medical technology to provide effective and efficient treatments.
  • Personalized Care: Each treatment plan is tailored to meet your individual needs, ensuring the best outcomes.
  • Supportive Environment: We understand the sensitivity of foot conditions and provide a compassionate and confidential service.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you’re dealing with a fungal nail infection, let us help you restore the health and appearance of your nails. Contact Progressive Foot Care today to schedule your consultation with New York’s best podiatrist,  Dr. Mandanipour, and begin your journey to healthier feet.

Frequently Asked Questions about Fungal Nail Treatments

Q1: What causes fungal nail infections?

A1: Fungal nail infections are typically caused by the same type of fungus that causes athlete’s foot, ringworm, and jock itch. Factors that can increase your risk include older age, reduced blood circulation, frequent exposure to water, injury to the nail, sweaty shoes and socks, and walking barefoot in communal areas.

Q2: Are fungal nail infections contagious?

A2: Yes, fungal nail infections can spread from one person to another through direct contact or by walking barefoot on contaminated floors such as in gyms, shower rooms, or pools.

Q3: How effective are topical treatments for fungal nail infections?

A3: Topical treatments can be effective for mild to moderate fungal nail infections. They work best when the infection is treated early and regularly applied as prescribed. However, they may be less effective for more severe infections, where oral medication or laser therapy might be recommended.

Q4: What are the benefits of laser therapy for fungal nails?

A4: Laser therapy is a fast, safe, and effective treatment option that uses light energy to eradicate fungal infections beneath the nail without damaging the nail or surrounding skin. It typically requires fewer sessions than topical treatments and has no significant side effects.

Q5: How long does it take to see results from fungal nail treatments?

A5: The time it takes to see improvement can vary depending on the severity of the infection and the type of treatment. Topical treatments may take several months, as they only work as the nail grows out. Oral medications might show results faster but can take a few months to completely eradicate the infection. Laser therapy often shows results more quickly than other treatments.

Q6: Can fungal nail infections return after treatment?

A6: Yes, fungal nail infections can recur. Preventative measures include maintaining good foot hygiene, keeping nails trimmed and clean, wearing breathable footwear, and changing socks regularly. Follow-up treatments might also be necessary to prevent recurrence.

Q7: Are there any side effects to fungal nail treatments?

A7: Side effects depend on the treatment type. Topical treatments are generally safe with little to no side effects. Oral medications can cause side effects like rash, liver problems, and other issues, so they require monitoring by a healthcare provider. Laser treatments are typically safe but may occasionally cause temporary discomfort or redness.

Q8: How can I prevent fungal nail infections?

A8: Preventing fungal nail infections involves keeping your feet clean and dry, wearing shoes in public areas, choosing breathable footwear, using antifungal sprays or powders, and avoiding sharing personal items like towels and nail clippers.

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