Many people don't realize they have a fungal nail problems; therefore, they don't seek treatment. Yet, fungal toenail infections are a common foot health problem and can persist without ever causing pain. Normally fungal nails are characterized as a change in color, brittle or thickening of nail. Some people chose to go to see their local nail salon to have their nails trimmed and get pedicure. Most nail salon professionals do a great job of clearing up the nail and making your feet look pretty. Unfortunately, this is only half the battle. The nail salon only manages to treat the appearance and not the actually root of the problem. If the discolored nail continues to reoccur despite your pedicures, we recommend you see us in one of our locations in Frederick or Urbana, MD.
Remember, you can always avoidfungal nail infections by taking the following precautions: exercise proper hygiene on your feet, keep them dry and clip nails straight. Depending on the type of infection you have you many need a prescribed medication and have the nail matter and debris removed. This can all be done at Frederick Foot and Ankle Specialists during your visit.
Many people have also found relief in nail salon for their ingrown toenails. When a nail professional asks: “How do you like to wear your toe nails?” some people respond with, “cut them short” or “round the nails”. Dr. Yanes, Dr. Steinberg, and Dr. Ho would advise not requesting those services, as they are more likely to increase the chance of ingrown toenails. Liam Neeson, actor, deals with ingrown toenails by going to a nail specialist to alleviate the pain. If Mr. Neeson is reading this please be informed that a podiatrist could provide excellent office treatment that would eliminate the reoccurring ingrown nail problems.
Ingrown toenails, if left untreated, can become red, hot and possibly infected. It is highly advised to seek medical attention if you experience any of those symptoms. Further treatment and/or medication can be provided if seen by a podiatrist.