Toenail fungus, a common ailment that affects countless individuals, often finds its way into the lives of those with specific vulnerabilities. One prominent risk factor is compromised nail integrity, often stemming from injuries, cuts, or conditions like athlete's foot. Individuals with a weakened immune system, be it due to medical treatments or underlying health issues, are more susceptible to fungal infections. Poor circulation, a consequence of conditions like diabetes, can also contribute to the onset of toenail fungus. Additionally, lifestyle factors, such as wearing tight or ill-fitting shoes, create an environment conducive to fungal growth. Frequent exposure to warm and damp environments, such as communal showers or swimming pools, heightens the risk. If you have developed toenail fungus, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can offer correct treatment remedies, in addition to providing you with effective prevention methods.

For more information about treatment, contact Dr. Castillo of Bronx Foot Care. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Toenail Fungus Treatment

Toenail fungus is a condition that affects many people and can be especially hard to get rid of. Fortunately, there are several methods to go about treating and avoiding it.

Antifungals & Deterrence

Oral antifungal medicine has been shown to be effective in many cases. It is important to consult with a podiatrist to determine the proper regiment for you, or potentially explore other options.

Applying foot powder on the feet and shoes helps keep the feet free of moisture and sweat.

Sandals or open toed shoes – Wearing these will allow air movement and help keep feet dry. They also expose your feet to light, which fungus cannot tolerate. Socks with moisture wicking material also help as well.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Bronx, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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