There are many things that your podiatrist can do for you and for the health of your feet. Foot problems may include injuries or issues with walking, but that is not all. Foot fungus can be a serious concern as well. The look and feel of your toenails and the skin of your toes may indicate whether you have a fungal infection or other such issue. Our Valley Stream NY foot fungus doctor, Gary B. Feldman, DPM can help diagnose and treat such issues here at our podiatry offices.
Foot fungus can be quite irritating and uncomfortable. Often, toe fungus will alter the appearance of the toenail so it is important to note how your toenails look from time to time. Some nail funguses begin with a white or yellow spot under the tip of the toenail. The fungus may then begin to spread further under the nail, causing its overall composition to change. The toenail itself may become thicker, develop ridges and may even start to crumble at the edges. This is not just an unsightly foot problem but it can be a dangerous one as well. If you see that an infection like this occurs and it is not treated right away, it can develop into a serious blood infection. If you notice any of these symptoms, Gary B. Feldman, DPM can provide you with the foot fungus treatment that you need. Our Valley Stream NY foot fungus doctor can provide you with topical ointments or nail creams and polishes of prescription strength that can be used to treat such conditions. These treatments are often be applied to the nail and/or the surrounding skin. Oral antifungal prescriptions can also be used for foot fungus treatment.
If you notice any spots under your toenails or see that the composition of the nail has changed in any way, then be sure to contact our Valley Stream NY foot fungus doctor, Gary B. Feldman, DPM for treatment. Remember, your foot health is important and any foot issues like foot or nail fungus, can escalate and cause future problems if left untreated.