Fungal Nails - Indianapolis Podiatrist - Jeffrie C. Leibovitz, DPM

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Fungal nails are a common yet often misunderstood problem. This issue can affect anyone, regardless of their lifestyle or background. Why does it impact such a diverse group of people? The answer lies in its nature—fungal nails are not a condition but a symptom of an underlying fungal infection. And it’s one that can be quite disruptive in your life.

This problem can make your toenails look unsightly and cause discomfort, affecting your confidence and daily activities.

But here’s some good news:

Treating the root causes of fungal nails is highly effective. Even better, the problem can usually be resolved without needing invasive procedures!

After Dr. Leibovitz determines the underlying cause of your condition and learns about your lifestyle and objectives, he will design a customized treatment plan just for you, a treatment that ensures the best possible outcome for your nails!

What to Look For

Fungal nails often start subtly but can become more apparent over time. You don’t have to be a detective to spot the signs. Keep an eye out for symptoms like yellow or white spots under the tip of the nail, thickening, and brittle or crumbly nails. 

Your body is sending you a distress signal, and discomfort is the follow-up warning. If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to take action.

Why is This Happening?

Why do fungal nail infections occur? It’s not a great mystery! Fungi thrive in warm, moist environments, making your shoes the perfect breeding ground. Genetics can also play a role, making some people more susceptible. Other contributing factors include nail injuries, a weakened immune system, poor foot hygiene, and exposure to communal showers or pools.

Ineffective Home Remedies

Now, let’s address some common home remedies that just don’t work. Applying vinegar or baking soda might sound appealing, but these remedies are ineffective against a stubborn fungal infection. Trying to trim away the infected part of the nail without professional help can make matters worse and lead to further complications.

Professional Help and Success are Here!

But fear not, professional help is available! From antifungal medications to advanced laser treatments, we have the expertise to eliminate those pesky fungi. Patients are often amazed by the effectiveness of these treatments and the rapid improvement in their nail health. The satisfaction of seeing a clear, healthy nail grow back is unmatched.

Treatment Options

Fortunately, conservative (nonsurgical) therapies are highly effective. You may appreciate this approach because Dr. Leibovitz is committed to getting rid of fungal nails for good without getting invasive! Our patients really appreciate it!

To address the infection, your treatment plan may include:

  • Topical antifungal treatments: These medications are applied directly to the affected nails.
  • Oral antifungal medications: These are more potent and can help treat the infection from within.
  • Laser therapy: This advanced option can help speed up the healing process and is especially effective for stubborn infections.

Get the Help You Need Today!

If you are experiencing symptoms of a fungal nail infection, don’t wait! Contact our office to schedule an appointment and take control before things get worse. Let’s show those fungal invaders who’s boss. Forward to clear, healthy nails!

If you would like to request an appointment with our office, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (317) 545-0505 or connect with us online.