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Nail Fungus Specialist

Foot & Ankle Specialty Clinic

Podiatry & Board Certified Podiatrist Foot & Ankle Surgeon located in Logan, UT & Tooele, UT

With nail fungus, not only can your nails become discolored, your nails can become brittle and start crumbling away. At Foot & Ankle Specialty Clinic in Logan and Tooele, Utah, you can receive clinical-grade nail fungus treatments to effectively resolve nail fungus and improve the health of your nails, right in the office. Request your nail fungus evaluation by using the online scheduler or by calling either location directly.

Nail Fungus Q & A

What causes nail fungus?

Nail fungus infections stem from a variety of fungal organisms that are found in your environment. These fungi thrive in moist, dark areas, like gym locker rooms or pool decks. Needless to say, if you walk barefoot in these locations, your risk of developing a fungal nail infection increases.

Other factors increase your risk of developing toenail fungus, too. Your chances of having toenail fungus go up dramatically if you have:

  • Diabetes
  • History of athlete’s foot
  • Reduced blood flow
  • Weakened immune system
  • Chronic skin inflammation, possibly from psoriasis

Anyone of any age can develop toenail fungus, but your chances are elevated if you’re older partially because your nails grow more slowly.

How do I know if I have nail fungus?

Nail fungus starts as a little white or yellow discoloration at the tips of your toenails, but as the fungal infection goes deeper, it starts changing the overall shape and texture of your toenails. Fungal nails can also lead to:

  • Thickened nails
  • Brittle nails
  • Foul odor
  • Distorted nails
  • Yellow to brown discoloration

Plus, if you have a fungal infection in your toenails, picking at your nails can cause the infection to spread to your fingernails. Before your case of fungal nails worsens or spreads, book an evaluation with the expert podiatry team at Foot & Ankle Specialty Clinic.

What is the treatment for nail fungus?

Fungal infections can be stubborn and very difficult to treat on your own. This is why it’s so important to have a podiatrist evaluate your case of nail fungus and find the best possible solution for your specific infection. Your nail fungus treatment plan from Foot & Ankle Specialty Clinic may include:

  • Oral antifungal drugs
  • Medicated nail polish
  • Prescription-strength topical antifungal creams

If you have a severe fungal nail infection, your dedicated podiatrist might recommend removing the affected nails. Toenail removal allows your podiatrist to treat delicate skin tissue directly, so you can finally get effective relief from lingering fungal infections.

Before living another day with nail fungus, get started on treatment at Foot & Ankle Specialty Clinic. Schedule your nail fungus evaluation by requesting a visit online or calling the office today.