Things to Avoid When You Have Toenail Fungus

toenail fungusHave you noticed that your toenails are starting to peel and that they look a bit discolored? Are your toenails sore after you workout or even just go on a little walk? If so, you may be suffering from toenail fungus. As a disorder that is not only quite uncomfortable, but embarrassing as well, toenail fungus is something that is treatable and that you can get rid of if you handle it correctly. Read on to learn more about things you should avoid when you have toenail fungus.

  • Nail Salons
    Nail salons are notorious for harboring germs in their tools and in their foot baths. In order to ensure that you get rid of your toenail fungus as easily and quickly as possible, and that the situation doesn’t get any worse, try to avoid visiting the nail salon until you get rid of the nail fungus. Instead, if you must have a pedicure or if you have a special event coming up where you need to
  • Water Shoes
    If you are into sports such as hiking or water rafting, then you likely have to wear a water sandal or shoe to help protect the bottom of your feet from getting cut or scraped. And although these water shoes are good at shielding your feet from some harmful elements, the excessive amount of moisture in your shoes can harbor bacteria and can contribute to you receiving toenail fungus. Until your fungus clears up, it is recommended that you stay out of these water shoes.
  • Toenail Polish
    Although nail polish is tested by the FDA and it is deemed as being safe, it can also cause your toenails to dry out and not be able to properly breathe. While your feet are healing from the toenail fungus, try to avoid wearing nail polish on them and let them to get the air that they need. Additionally, as your toenails start to grow out, make sure to cut back the parts that are dry, cracked, and peeling, this will help to ensure that your new toenails grow back as strong as ever.

If you suffer from toenail fungus, don’t further exacerbate the problem and avoid the above listed things. To learn more, contact Fix Laser & Skin Center.

There’s No Fun In Fungus: How to Get Rid of Toenail Fungus

Toenail Fungus Removal With summer in full swing, you likely either already have your beach body ready or you are dedicated to keeping your not-so beach body covered up for the rest of the season. However, as a part of your body that you shouldn’t have to cover up during the summer, your toenails can attract toenail fungus that causes them to not only look unsightly but to feel uncomfortable as well. If you think you have toenail fungus but aren’t quite sure, read on to learn more.

What is toenail fungus?
Toenail fungus is caused by an infection that gets into the cracks in your toenails or the area around the toenail itself. Because your feet tend to attract both heat and sweat, they are considered to be a breeding ground for fungus— specifically your toenails. Athletes in particular are more prone to getting toenail fungus because they spend a lot of time sweating in their shoes and put a lot of strain on their feet.

What are the symptoms of toenail fungus?
When you first get toenail fungus it might not be visibly apparent but you may notice that your toenails and toenail beds are a bit more sensitive than usual. However, after some time, your toenails will change colors, get thicker, and may even start to peel off.

How is toenail fungus removed or treated?
From antibiotics to over-the-counter medication and ointments, there are a variety of treatments that claim to fix toenail fungus. However, as the most effective method on the market and the one that we use at Fix Laser & Skin Center is called the GentleMax Pro Laser System. During this treatment process, laser energy is used to directly heat up the targeted area on the toenails. After about three to six months after the procedure, the toenail will begin to grow back and within a year, the toenail will fully grow back.

If you have toenail fungus, get to the root of the problem right away and contact Fix Laser & Skin Center to learn more about the GentleMax Pro Laser System.