Posts for: December, 2018
Find out how we can help you treat your toenail fungal infection once and for all.
Have you noticed that one of your toenails is starting to look a bit discolored? Maybe it’s even a bit thicker than the rest or it's brittle and starting to fall apart. If so, then you could be dealing with a common issue known as a fungal infection. Fungus loves to thrive in warm, moist environments, so underneath your toenails is the perfect location for a fungus to grow. If you aren’t sure how to treat your fungal infection, read below for more information on the topic, and call Dyker Heights podiatrist, Dr. Corinne Kauderer at Dyker Heights Foot and Wellness Center in Brooklyn, NY, for help!
More about Toenail Fungus
The fungus responsible for infecting your nails is called Onychomycosis, and unfortunately, it isn’t always that easy to treat. Sometimes the infection seems like it’s gone just to return again. This is because a lot of over-the-counter medications are topical, which won’t penetrate through the hard layers of the nail to effectively kill the entire fungus underneath. An untreated fungal nail infection can get worse over time, so it’s a good idea to consult a foot doctor who can make sure you get the proper care you need to finally treat the infection.
After all, a foot specialist offers a variety of treatment options, from effective medications to certain therapies designed to kill the fungus. Those who deal with severe or persistent infections may benefit from turning to their podiatrist for care.
Cold Laser Therapy
One way in which we can treat your toenail fungus is through cold laser therapy, a revolutionary treatment option designed specifically to target and eliminate fungal nail infections. During your treatment, we will direct a handheld device over the nail. This device contains two laser beams, which allows it to cover a rather large surface (a particularly great option for someone with several infected toenails).
The system uses both a red and a blue laser. The blue laser is the one that immediately targets the fungus to weaken and destroy it while the red laser helps to stimulate the body’s natural immune response while also promoting blood flow to the area, allowing vital nutrients to reach the area and help your body fight the infection.
Cold laser therapy only takes about 10 to 15 minutes and is completely non-invasive and painless. The number of sessions you will need to undergo will depend on the severity of your infection. Sessions are typically performed about a week apart from each other.
Call Us Today!
If you are dealing with a recurring or stubborn toenail fungus that isn’t responding to at-home treatment, contact Dyker Heights podiatrist Dr. Kauderer at Dyker Heights Foot & Dental Wellness in Brooklyn, NY, today to schedule a consultation. Our number is (718) 232-2100.