Toenail fungus is treated by slowing the fungus’s growth which in turn minimizes the damage to the toenail. Nail fungus will most likely be diagnosed by the appearance the nails surface. It’s important to understand that your nails may become thick or discolored for reasons besides a fungal infection. Your foot doctor may order lab tests by taking a sample of the nail to certain of the right diagnosis has been reached. Toenail fungus often penetrates into the nails and skin, which can make it resistant to treatment.
Be Aware! Toenail fungus removal – There are number of over-the-counter medications that can be purchased for relief. However, these medications have only limited success in treating the problem, as the fungus has a tendency to live deep beneath the nail.
For this reason, it’s wise to contact Dr. Jarman your local Podiatrist in Gilbert AZ (Phoenix area) to treat the issue as soon as you notice nail changes, discoloration, or thickening.