Nail fungus, also known as Onychomycosis, is an embarrassing, usually chronic condition that impacts your quality of life and can lead to serious health problems for those with diabetes or immune disorders. Nail infection can cause permanent deformity of the nail, which can interfere with walking, participating in sports, and being able to wear shoes comfortably – not to mention the embarrassment from the way the nails look. It can also start as a result of a family history of susceptibility, increasing age, poor health, nail trauma, warm or moist climates, exposure to infected nails in sports/fitness and communal bathing areas, and tight shoes. Fungal infections vary in degree and in severe cases can be extremely painful, unsightly and difficult to treat.
Treatment of nail fungus is difficult because the infection is under and inside the nail. Treatments such as oral medications may be associated with side effects or serious drug interactions. Home remedies such as using bleach, vinegar, mouthwash, or household cleaners to resolve the problem are often tried but usually without success. Our physicians employ a wide array of treatment options and will help you choose the best one for you: