Fungus Toenails Specialist

About Feet Podiatry Center

Podiatry located in Exton, PA

Fungus toenails (onychomycosis) cause your toenails to become so brittle and damaged, they may flake away or fall off over time. But with the help of the board-certified podiatrists, you can get started on treatment to restore your clear nails at About Feet Podiatry Center. Book your fungal nail evaluation at this Exton, Pennsylvania, podiatry practice directly through the website, or call to schedule over the phone.

Fungus Toenails Q&A

What causes fungus toenails?

Fungal toenails occur when fungal invaders enter your nailbed and start rapidly multiplying. These organisms thrive in dark, damp, warm areas, which is why your nails are the perfect atmosphere. You may come into contact with these fungal organisms if you:

  • Have a nailbed injury or other infection (like athlete’s foot)
  • Walk barefoot on a pool deck or in a gym locker room
  • Share socks or shoes with an infected person 
  • Get a pedicure at a nail salon that uses contaminated tools

Though anyone can certainly develop a fungal nail outbreak, your chances are higher if you have poor circulation, diabetes, or a weakened immune system. Fungus toenails are also more common in adults over the age of 65. 


When should I see a podiatrist for fungal nails?

Fungus toenail infections are stubborn to treat. If you use over-the-counter fungal remedies, they may not effectively treat your condition, and the infection might continue returning. This is why professional treatment is so important.

The podiatrists at About Feet Podiatry Center encourage you to come in for an exam if you experience nail:

  • Thickening
  • Yellowing
  • Brittleness
  • Crumbling 

As your fungus toenail infection progresses, you’ll also likely experience a foul nail odor. If any of these fungal nail symptoms sound familiar, even if they seem minor, schedule an evaluation at About Feet Podiatry Center to get started on medical treatment. 


Is there an effective treatment for fungus toenails?

Yes! About Feet Podiatry Center provides innovative fungal nail treatments right in the office. Your podiatrist might recommend:

  • Prescription-strength topicals
  • Prescription antifungal medications
  • Temporary versus permanent removal of affected nails

Within a few months of starting your fungal nail treatment plan, healthier, clearer nails grow in. Your discolored and misshapen nails will soon be a thing of your past. 

About Feet Podiatry Center also provides in-office nail debridement treatments, where your podiatrist can remove part or all of your nail. If you continue suffering from fungus toenail infections, your podiatrist can treat the growth center to prevent the regrowth of problem nails. This is typically a last resort if all other traditional treatments have failed. 

About Feet Podiatry Center has a history of providing highly successful treatments for fungal nails. Click on the online scheduler, or call to get started on your treatment right away.