According to the Centers for Disease Control in 2013, approximately 32 million people were afflicted with toenail fungus also called onychomycosis.
Fungus toenails can often times make one or more of your toenails appear yellow, white or brownish in color. It may also cause your nail to become thicker, crumble, split and even separate from the underlying skin. When you have a fungal toenail infection, the nails may become painful and uncomfortable. Wearing shoes, walking and even standing for prolonged periods of time may be difficult. Susceptibility to a fungal toenail infection increases with age, impaired circulation and a weakened immune system as well as diabetic patients. A diagnosis can be easily made by clinical examination by your podiatrist as well as a nail clipping which is sent to a pathology lab for further testing and evaluation. Topical nail liquids are commonly prescribed for the treatment of toenail fungus and for more severe cases may include oral medication. Dr. Frenchman offers the most up to date cutting edge non-invasive laser therapy for patients who are affected by this chronic disorder. Call today to see if you are a candidate.