Fungal toenails can be an extremely unsightly and painful foot condition. If you suffer with this common but difficult foot problem, you should visit us at our Foot & Ankle Center of Kirkland. Our top-notch podiatrist, Dr. Stephanie Kim, can provide you with complete treatment for fungal nails Bellevue.
Sometimes fungal toenails is part of an overall athlete’s foot infection. While many people believe that athlete’s foot only affects the skin on the foot, it can also cause fungal nails Bellevue. If you have diabetes, it is important that your fungal nails are treated early before the infection becomes worse and begins to spread to other parts of your body. Since athlete’s foot is so contagious, you may also want to have your entire family come in for treatment at the same time so that the condition is not transmitted back and forth to other family members who walk barefoot on the same bathroom floors or shower. Fungal toenails can be difficult to get rid of because they are extremely resistant to treatment. Fungal toenails are extremely unsightly. They can be discolored, misshapen, and crumble around the edges. Our doctor may prescribe topical or oral antifungal medications. Permanent removal of the affected nail is another way that fungal nails may be treated. There are many things you can do at home to keep the fungal nail infection from spreading. You will always want to keep your feet dry, and apply powder to dry feet after a shower. Never share nail clippers, or shoes or socks with others. Our foot doctor also treats a wide range of foot problems including heel pain, corns and calluses, foot warts, foot and ankle fractures, and many other foot problems.
For an appointment to see our foot doctor for treatment of your fungal nails Bellevue, contact us today.