Fungal Nail Treatments
Toenail fungus is a common condition in which fungal organisms that thrive in moist, dark environments infect the skin around the toenails. Symptoms of fungal toenail infections include thickened, brittle toenails, discoloration of the nail or distortion in the shape of the nail. Left untreated, infection can spread to the surrounding skin.
A number of different treatment options are available to combat fungal toenail infection. These include:
- Anti-fungal oral medications
- Anti-fungal topical medications
Many patients will respond to anti-fungal medications alone, although in some, more severe cases, fungal toenail surgery may be necessary to remove the infected nail. Treating a fungal toenail infection early can help prevent the infection from spreading, causing further, more serious complications.