Are your toenails thick and discolored? Do you have pain or are your toenails cracked and falling off? If so, you may be experiencing a toenail fungal infection. Infections can be complicated to treat and only progress and worsen if left untreated. If you have a fungal infection, it is important that you contact a Seattle podiatric specialist from the Integrative Foot and Ankle Centers of Washington. We proudly see patients in the Seattle, Kirkland, Everett and Renton areas.
Fungal nails are often caused by yeasts, molds or fungi and are sometimes associated with athlete’s foot. Warm, moist environments are a thriving place for fungus to grow and infections can be caused by sharing grooming tools, walking barefoot in public areas and poor hygiene with the feet. Detecting fungal infections can be challenging, and treatment requires topical and oral medications prescribed by an experienced and trusted podiatrist. Meeting with a skilled Seattle podiatrist can give you the information you need to correct the problem and do what you can to keep it from happening again.
Depending on your symptoms and severity of the infection, there may be a variety of treatments available to you. In some extreme cases, toenail removal may be necessary, but others simply require antibiotic treatment.
If you have a question regarding a fungal infection, contact Integrative Foot and Ankle Centers of Washington right away and speak with a member of our team. You can contact us directly at (425) 678-3877.