onychomycosis

Behind the Medic: A Radical Diagnosis
  • Cranquis, colleagues and staff are standing around the PACS (radiology viewing computer) looking at a foot xray
  • Nurse:I don't see anything.
  • Nurse Practitioner:Oh never say that about an xray in front of the doctors! At least say 'I don't see anything acute or abnormal' -- otherwise they start showing off.
  • Doctor Colleague *showing off*:Well, I see a bi-partite sesamoid bone.
  • Everyone:Ooooh.
  • Cranquis *showing off even harder*:And I see hyperkeratotic enlargement of the ungual plates indicating chronic fungal infection.
  • Everyone:WHAT?!
  • Cranquis:Look, her big toenail has so much onychomycosis that you can see it on the xray.
  • Nurse Practitioner *to the nurse*:Told you. And he's right.
Laser Therapy for Foot Pain - Podiatrist in San Antonio, Live Oak and Stone Oak, TX

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Dr. Ed Davis discusses how laser treatment can be used to treat fungal toenails (onychomycosis).

·        Safe — Our new, innovative laser avoids all of the potentially serious side effects of other leading toenail fungus treatments.

·        Little to no discomfort — No anesthesia is required.

·        Fast and efficient — Treatment takes about 30 to 40 minutes.

·        No drugs or topical ointments — Treat your toenail fungus without having to remember to take pills or apply topical solutions.

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Fungal Toenails - Podiatrist in Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Palm Coast, Orange City, FL

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Fungal Toenails - Podiatrist in Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Palm Coast, Orange City, FL

Dr Andrew Green of Atlantic Podiatry discusses the symptoms, causes and treatments for Toenail Fungus.

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Fungal Toenails

Many people don’t realize they have a fungal nail problem and, therefore, don’t seek treatment. Yet, fungal toenail infections are a common foot health problem and can persist for years without ever causing pain. The disease, characterized by a change in a toenail’s color, is often considered nothing more than a mere blemish. Left untreated, however, it can present serious problems.

Also referred to as onychomycosis, fungal nails are infections underneath the surface of the nail, which may also penetrate the nail. Fungal nail infections are often accompanied by a secondary bacterial and/or yeast infection in or about the nail plate, which ultimately can lead to difficulty and pain when walking or running. Symptoms may include discoloration, brittleness, loosening, thickening, or crumbling of the nail.

A group of fungi, called dermophytes, easily attack the nail and thrive on keratin, the nail’s protein substance. In some cases, when these tiny organisms take hold, the nail may become thicker, yellowish-brown, or darker in color, and foul smelling. Debris may collect beneath the nail plate, white marks frequently appear on the nail plate, and the infection is capable of spreading to other toenails, the skin, or even the fingernails. Nail bed injury may make the nail more susceptible to all types of infection, including fungal infection. Those who suffer chronic diseases, such as diabetes, circulatory problems, or immune-deficiency conditions, are especially prone to fungal nails. Other contributory factors may be a history of Athlete’s Foot or excessive perspiration.

You can prevent fungal nail infections by taking these simple precautions:
  • Exercise proper hygiene and regularly inspect your feet and toes.
  • Keep your feet clean and dry.
  • Wear shower shoes in public facilities whenever possible.
  • Clip nails straight across so that the nail does not extend beyond the tip of the toe.
  • Use a quality foot powder (talcum, not cornstarch) in conjunction with shoes that fit well and are made of materials that breathe.
  • Avoid wearing excessively tight hosiery, which promotes moisture. Socks made of synthetic fiber tend to “wick” away moisture faster than cotton or wool socks, especially for those with more active lifestyles.
  • Disinfect home pedicure tools and don’t apply polish to nails suspected of infection.

Depending on the type of infection you have, over-the-counter liquid antifungal agents may not prevent a fungal infection from recurring. A topical or oral medication may need to be prescribed, and the diseased nail matter and debris removed, a process called debridement. Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications.

In severe cases, surgical treatment may be required to remove the infected nail. Permanent removal of a chronically painful nail, which has not responded to any other treatment, permits the fungal infection to be cured and prevents the return of a deformed nail.

 

Visit our website: http://www.atlanticpodiatry.com

Toenail Trimming - Columbus Podiatrist

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Podiatry Columbus Ohio - Toenail Trimming

Patient discusses care received from Dr. Animesh Bhatia for her toenails.

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Toenails should be trimmed straight across, slightly longer than the end of the toe, with toenail clippers.

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           Affordable Nail Restoration Package In Orlando United States

Your doctor has determined that you have nail infection, also called onychomycosis. Nail infection can cause your nails to be discolored, thickened, brittle, and “crumbly” and in some patients it can interfere with wearing shoes and/or cause pain when walking.  This brochure is to help you understand what causes nail infection, what flail infection looks like, and the benefits, disadvantages and risks of the usual treatment choices.  The information in this brochure does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment.

When choosing the right treatment option for  you, you should talk to your doctor about aliiof  the currently available options for the treatment  of nail infection.  Treatments for infected nails include: 

  • Oral drugs (taken by mouth and swallowed) 
  • Topical drugs (applied to the surface of the  nail and skin) 
  • Laser treatment

         

Most nail infections are caused by dermatophytes which are fungi that include yeasts and molds.  Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophyte,  and Candida albicans are the most common fungi  that cause nail infection disease in humans.  These fungi can live in the layer of dead skin around  your nails, in the space under your nail, and in the  nail itself

                            

You may have nail infection (onychomycosis) if you  have one or more of the following symptoms: 

  • Yellow streaks - in the skin under the nail  (the nail bed) and on the underside of the nail 
  • Buildup of bits and pieces of skin and nail  fragments under the nail 
  • Thickened nail 
  • Discolored and thickened nail that may separate  from the skin under the nail 
  • Brittle, broken, and thickened nail 
  • White spots or streaks on the nail surface 
  • Soft and powdery nail surface (as the  infection worsens) 
  • Damaged, crumbly, and brown or gray nail surface (with no separation of the nail from the  underlying skin) 

Nail infection can cause permanent deformity of  the nail that can interfere with being able to  wear shoes, interfere with walking, and interfere  with sports or other activities.

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Laser Therapy for Fungal Toenails - Toronto Podiatrist

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Help for Fungal Toenails with Laser Therapy- Toronto Podiatrist

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Sheldon Nadal Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

discusses laser therapy for Fungal Toenails 

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On August 26 2010 our  Toronto podiatry office introduced in Canada, laser treatment for toenail fungus or onychomycosis using a 1320 nm YAG laser .

A preliminary study performed in Roseville California indicates that up to 75-80% of patients with mild to moderate onychomycosis or fungal toenails will experience a significant improvement following treatment.

The laser is an alternative to topical medications such as Pen Lac, which has limited efficacy, and anti-fungal pills such as Lamisil or Terbinifine, which have associated side effects.

With our laser, there is usually very little discomfort, anaesthetic is unnecessary and you may walk and resume normal activities immediately.

Currently, several lasers are being marketed to Toronto Ontario podiatrists for the treatment of fungal toenails. They include the CoolBreeze or CoolTouch Laser by NuStar lasers, the Pinpoint or Pinpointe laser by Patholase and the Genesis laser by Cutera. Other lasers for nail fungus include the Q-Clear laser and the Fotona laser

Please call our Toronto foot clinic at 416-486-9917 today to find out how we can help you with your toe nails.

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General Principles of Treating Toenail Fungus Infection

Toenail fungus infection (onychomycosis) is very unpleasant: you may experience toenail discoloration, terrible smell and secretions, and even complete abscission of toenails. Although it is very worrying, the good news is that toenail fungus can be treated, and the future health of toenails is usually ensured, provided that you continue to take good care of them, and take appropriate precautions to avoid future infection. Be aware that, while it is not very difficult, treatment of nail fungus is a long process and it may require a doctor's participation. This article will discuss the general principles of treating toenail fungus.

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Laser for Fungal Toenails - Podiatrist in Hudson Valley, Ulster, Orange and Dutchess County, NY

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Laser Treatment for Fungal Toenails - Podiatrist in Hudson Valley, Ulster, Orange and Dutchess County, NY

Dr. Tracey Toback discusses using laser therapy to treat fungal toenails.

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Kingston, NY 10/22/08 — A new painless procedure is now available for the treatment of fungal (mycotic) nails. This breakthrough technology was introduced at the American Podiatric Medical Association Annual Conference in Hawaii this past summer. It is known as the Inpulse Pinpoint Laser treatment. To date, it had been utilized by top podiatric surgeons in California, and now introduced to the northeast by Dr. Tracey Toback, local board certified foot surgeon, of Toback Podiatry. He and his associate, Dr. Darren Winkler have now performed the first procedures in the state of New York.

 Last year he introduced a procedure into the Hudson Valley to eliminate big toe joint fusions utilizing a new patented large toe resurfacing implant.

To learn more regarding the Inpulse laser treatment contact Toback Podiatry at 845-339-3338, and ask for a free brochure.

Visit our website: http://www.tobackpodiatry.com