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Getting rid of established toenail fungus can be difficult. Successfully eliminating it depends on careful adherence to a treatment plan. "What happens over time is that the fungus breeds in the nail tissue and goes from being just a little bit on the nail, to a really discolored and thickened nail, to a nail that is totally embedded with fungus," explains Marlene Reid, DPM, a doctor of podiatric medicine in Naperville, IL, and a spokesperson for the American Podiatric Medical Association.
 
Dr. Marlene Reid
 

How a toenail fungal infection is treated may depend on its severity. In white superficial onychomycosis, for example, the white patches of fungus that form on the nails can sometimes simply be filed off and an over-the-counter antifungal topical medication can be applied to the nail to kill the fungus. The symptoms of more severe infections include thickened, discolored toenails that may eventually become painful. In these situations, you should see a podiatrist who can devise a treatment plan that may include debridement, topical or oral medication, or even nail removal.

Source: Jeff Muise, Everyday Health [5/23/19]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM news.
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 

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