Toenail Fungus is a common problem causing discolored, thick and yellowish brown discoloration of the nails. Fungus is a living organism that also causes athlete’s foot on the skin. The type of fungus on the foot typically will only affect the skin and nails. Early treatment is important to keep the infection from spreading and causing other secondary infections.
Hi. This is Dr. Katz from Advanced Podiatry in Tampa, and we want to talk today
about a common condition that we see in our office and that is toenail fungus.
So we’ve talked previously about fungus and that is an organism that’s unrelated
to bacteria or a virus. It is a small organism that is alive. It is actually related to
mold and yeast, and even mushrooms and things like that. It really is a skin and
So the infection does get into your nail and the skin underneath the nail, and
then you get what is known as onychomycosis. In the past, there have been
remedies such as cream and liquid and those worked minimally. There have
been pills and there are pills currently that are used, but they can cause
problems with your liver. So you do have to have your blood tested to make
sure you’re not getting any liver damage. Then the most advanced current
option is laser, and this is something we’ve been doing in our office for about
four years. Laser is an excellent tool and treatment for your toenail fungus.
While nothing is 100%, we’re getting excellent results at clearing the fungus, but
more importantly, we’ve developed a program that actually helps you maintain
the infection and maintain the clearing of the nail not only from the start of
treatment of the fungal laser but also throughout the treatment and after the
treatment. You don’t want to go to somebody and just have them hit it with a
laser one time and say, “See you.” It’s a waste of money, honestly.
So what you need to do is to come see us, and what we do is we will give you
multiple treatments and we are also going to make sure that we have a full
maintenance comprehensive plan that keeps you from not only redeveloping the
fungal infection. It keeps everything away and keeps it under a much better
control, and this is very important in order to get the best treatment. We’ve
refined our treatment over four years. It’s an excellent treatment and I urge you
to take care of your fungal nails and using laser is an excellent option. You can
reach us at 813-875-0555 and our main site is thetampapodiatrist.com. For our
laser toenail fungus site, you can to vibranttampatoenails.com. All one word,
vibranttampatoenails.com. Thanks and have a great day.