Nail fungus, or onychomycosis, is a common fungal infection that affects toenails and fingernails. It usually starts as a yellow or white spot under the nail and can cause the nail to thicken, become brittle, and crumble at the edges. It can be unsightly and uncomfortable, especially when left untreated.
If you notice signs of nail fungus, such as discoloration, thickening, or changes in shape, consider visiting Archstone Foot and Ankle Institute in Torrance, CA. Our experienced podiatrists can accurately diagnose and treat the infection before it spreads further and causes more damage.
How to Prevent Nail Fungus
Nail fungus is a common and often stubborn condition preventable with simple steps. Firstly, maintain good hygiene by washing your feet daily and keeping them dry, especially between the toes. Avoid sharing nail clippers, towels, and other personal items that could spread the fungus. Wear breathable shoes and socks, and choose footwear made of natural materials to reduce moisture buildup.
Keep your nails trimmed, and don’t cut them too short or round. When visiting nail salons, confirm they use clean instruments and disinfect footbaths between clients. If you have a history of nail fungus, use antifungal sprays or powders regularly. Finally, boost your immune system by eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. You can reduce the risk of developing nail fungus, and maintain healthy, beautiful nails with the help of Archstone Foot and Ankle Institute.
Your Visit With Our Podiatrist: What to Expect
During your initial consultation for nail fungus at Archstone Foot and Ankle Institute, you can expect a friendly and professional welcome from our experienced team. Our podiatrists will begin by listening to your concerns and assessing the severity of your nail fungus.
They’ll examine your nails and discuss treatment options tailored to your needs. You can also expect clear explanations of each treatment option, the associated costs, and potential risks or side effects. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible care and a personalized treatment plan to help restore the health of your nails.
Please explore our website to learn about the conditions we treat and the services provided. If you have questions or concerns regarding nail fungus and want to schedule an appointment with one of our five board-certified podiatrists at Archstone Foot and Ankle Institute in Torrance, CA, call (310) 326-8551.