DR. HOWARD J. TZORFAS, D.P.M.
PODIATRY IN HUNTERDON AND WARREN COUNTY
Lebanon (908) 236-6999
Washington (908) 835-1730
Treatment For Fungal Toenails
Do you have thick, yellow, discolored toenails?
Are you embarrassed to wear your open-toed shoes in public?
Chances are you have fungal toenails, a condition also known as onychomycosis.
Fungal toenails are caused by an organism that growsin and under the nail. The fungus likes to grow in warm, moist places like your shoes. Many patients pick up fungal toenail infections in the gym locker room, from a nail salon, wet shoes or from trauma. Fungus can stay in the nails for many years and can be passed from one person to another.
Treatment for fungal toenails includes topical and oral medications, which used together are very effective. If you're tired of looking at those unsightly toenails, please schedule an appointment today.
An ingrown toenail occurs when a corner of the nail grows into the flesh of the toe, causing redness and swelling, followed by pain and often infection. Ingrown toenails can occur due to improper trimming of the toenail, trauma or genetic factors.
Treatment for ingrown toenails is performed by gently numbing the toe, and then removing the offending corner of the nail. If you have chronic ingrown toenails we can apply a chemical to the nail root to permanently prevent the re-growth of the ingrown portion of the nail.
Patients are typically back into a shoe and can resume their normal activities almost immediately.