How are fungal toenails treated?

Fungal toenails can be embarrassing and could potentially place individuals with diabetes at risk for medical complications. But the good news is that treatment options are available to provide relief.

Traditionally, fungal toenail treatment has meant oral or topical medications. Oral medicine attack the offensive fungus from the inside, while topical treatments address the issue from the outside. These options can help, but do have their respective drawbacks (potential side effects from oral medication and an inability to get under the surface of the nail for topical solutions).

Laser treatment for fungal nails is a sophisticated, state-of-the-art method that is safe (FDA-approved), effective, and poses no side effects. A treatment session is quick with no down time—patients walk out after their treatment the same way they walked in.

If you have toenail fungus and need professional treatment, Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida is here for you. We are pleased to provide a variety of treatment approaches for your nail fungus, including laser treatment (offered exclusively in our Altamonte Springs and Sandlake (Orlando) office locations). Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our Orlando, Kissimmee, Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, or Tavares offices. You can request an appointment online, or give us a call at 407-339-7759—or 352-589-9550 for those who live in Lake County—and our staff will be glad to assist you and answer any questions you might have.