Don’t Hide Your Fungal Nails – Get Treatment!
Although a few of us probably wouldn’t mind if the summer lasted forever, most would probably agree that the transition to autumn represents a refreshing change of pace. If you have fungal toenails, you might be happy for the cooler temperatures for another reason: the chance to hide the evidence.
During the sweltering heat, both options were equally bad: pull out the sandals and risk embarrassment, or trap your toes in sweaty shoes. Now that the mercury isn’t cresting so high, your problem is solved—at least until next summer. Right?
Wrong! Hiding the problem doesn’t make it go away. And by simply covering up and forgetting about the issue, you continue the same painful cycle, year after year.
There is a Fungus Among Us
The fall is actually the best time to begin fungal toenail treatment. You see, while toenail fungus is certainly treatable, it doesn’t like to go quickly. Whether you choose a more traditional treatment of oral and topical medications, or go with the more advanced (and effective) laser therapy, perfect results are not going to be immediate. Even once the fungi are dead and gone, the damage they left behind (thickened and warped nails, discoloration, etc.) will remain for as long as it takes to be replaced by newer and healthier nail tissue. That process takes time—maybe six months, or maybe a year depending on how fast your nails grow.
In other words? If you want your nails to be healthy, clear, and beautiful for summer 2018, you need to think about treating them now. That way, when spring rolls around, you can rock those open-toed shoes with confidence.
So, feel free to hide your nails in the latest fall fashions—but don’t let that be the only “treatment” you pursue for your unsightly infection! Book an appointment with Capital District Podiatry today to learn more about your treatment options and get started. You can request an appointment online using our website, or give our offices in Clifton Park and Troy a call at (518) 273-0053.