How your Brooklyn podiatrist Dr. Corinne Kauderer treats toenail fungus
Toenail fungus is a common problem, especially if your feet are often in a moist environment like a public pool or public shower. You can also get toenail fungus from excessive perspiration and from wearing socks that don’t wick away the moisture.
People with certain medical conditions like diabetes and circulatory problems are also more likely to get toenail fungus. Whatever has caused your toenail fungus; now there is help for your thick, discolored toenails, from Dr. Corinne Kauderer at Dyker Heights Advanced Foot & Dental Wellness in Brooklyn, New York.
Toenail fungus is also called onychomycosis and begins as a small white or yellow area under your toenail. As the fungus spreads and grows deeper into your nail, the area grows in size until your entire toenail is affected. Dr. Kauderer wants you to be able to recognize some of the other signs and symptoms of toenail fungus. According to the Mayo Clinic, you need to examine your toenails and look for toenails that are:
- Thickened, ragged, crumbly or brittle
- Distorted, yellowed or oddly shaped
- Darkened from debris and fungal material building up under your nail
- Painful, separated from the nail bed, or with a foul odor
Dr. Kauderer wants you to know about a few simple home remedies for toenail fungus. You can try:
- Applying over-the-counter antifungal lotions or creams
- Applying Vicks VapoRub daily to your toe and underneath your toenail
- Trimming and thinning your toenails to reduce nail pressure
Often, toenail fungus doesn’t go away by itself; for stubborn cases, you should seek help from Dr. Kauderer. She offers effective treatments to get rid of your toenail fungus for good. Consider:
- Prescription medicated nail polish or cream to destroy the fungus
- Prescription oral antifungal medication to prevent fungus growth and help you grow a new toenail
- Surgically removing the infected nail
- Light or laser therapy to destroy the fungus
You don’t have to suffer from toenail fungus. Get some help today by calling Dr. Corinne Kauderer at Dyker Heights Advanced Foot & Dental Wellness in Brooklyn, New York. She can help you get ready for sandal season so call today!