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Toenails Fungus - Katy, TX

Foot doctor for toenail fungus in Katy, Cypress, Galleria, & Memorial.

Toenails serve as barometers of health; they can be the initial signal of the presence of systemic diseases. Any toenail discoloration or infection on or about the nail should be evaluated by one of our doctors.

Toenails Fungus Causes

Onychomycosis the medical term for a fungal infection. The infection is caused by fungi and lives underneath the surface of the nail. When the fungi appear, the nail darkens in color and can smell. If ignored, the infection can cause pain and impairs one’s ability to walk. The nails become thicker,become difficult to trim, and walking becomes painful. Those who suffer from diabetes, circulatory problems, or immune-compromised conditions, are especially at risk for fungal nails.

Toenail Fungus Symptoms

Nail infection can cause permanent deformity of the nail, which can interfere with your being able to wear shoes, walking, sports, and other activities. Infected nails often show one or more of the following signs:

Treatment Options for Toenails

Treatments can vary, depending on the severity of the fungal infection in one’s toenails. Our podiatric physicians can develop anappropriate treatment plan for you, and may include: