Treatment for Toenail Fungus

If you suspect you may have toenail fungus, quick intervention is important. Our board-certified podiatrists will work to determine a safe and effective treatment plan for you.

Treatment for Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus can be common and often occurs after an injury or simply in the dark, moist, warm environment of shoes. Known as onychomycosis, toenail fungus is not often serious but can cause serious discomfort and pain.

What symptoms should I look for?

  • Yellow, brown or white spots on the toenails
  • Nails are brittle or cracked
  • Misshapen nails
  • Nails are separated from the nailbed

When should I see a doctor?

While over-the-counter (otc) treatments may work, it is best to see one of our doctors if the nail fungus causes bleeding, swelling or ongoing pain or if you have diabetes.

What are the treatments for nail fungus?

The board-certified podiatrists at Hattiesburg Clinic can treat toenail fungus in various ways. Upon examination and lab results of your toenail fungus, our doctors will determine what type of treatment is best suited for you.

  • Laser Treatment: Similar to laser treatment for skin conditions, lasers can now be used to treat toenail fungus. The painless procedure is performed in the office, using a laser directly pointed at the nail to destroy the fungus under the nailbed. The laser is the least invasive of the treatment options and often requires two to three treatments.
  • Antifungal Medications: Depending on the type of fungus found in lab results, your Hattiesburg Clinic podiatrist can prescribe oral or topical antifungals to treat the nail.
  • Nail Removal: Surgical removal of the nail can be performed as a final step if the infection warrants.

Why choose Hattiesburg Clinic?

Our board-certified podiatrists can help you diagnose and treat toenail fungus. Contact Hattiesburg Clinic today to learn more.

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