Nail fungus is an infection under your toenails or fingernails. It can be both painful and embarrassing. If you have this type of fungus, your nail will change color or get thicker or crack. It also may cause you some pain. Feet are more likely to develop toenail fungus. It typically grows in warm and damp environments.
As the temperatures start to warm in Atlanta, you most likely are wanting to expose your toes more often by wearing sandals or flip-flops. A visit to a nail salon is a typical spring ritual to get your toenails painted and pedicured. Nail salons can be a place where this type of fungus is spread. If the tools used or not appropriately sanitized, nail fungus can be spread from client to client.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends, “When visiting a nail salon, choose a salon that is clean and licensed by your state’s cosmetology board. Make sure the salon sterilizes its instruments (nail clippers, scissors, etc.) after each use, or, you can bring your own.” You can read more about the prevention of toenail fungus by the CDC here.
Treatment For Toenail Fungus
Treatment for your toenail fungus begins with a proper diagnosis. Dr. Weisman will carefully diagnose your toenail condition and then start an antifungal treatment that is best for your particular fungal condition.
You can trust Medical Dermatology Specialists comprehensive care involving your skin, hair, and nails of your entire family. Call Dr. Weisman’s office today to see how her team can help eliminate your nail fungus.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Jamie Weisman, Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc.
Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc.
5730 Glenridge Dr, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328