Nail Fungus (also called onychomycosis) is a fungal infection that causes the nails to become discolored, brittle and thickened. Sometimes there are other reasons that your nails can become unsightly so if you are considering oral medication as a treatment a biopsy of the nail will be obtained prior to starting oral medication. This is to ensure that fungal organisms are present because if your nails do not contain fungal organisms the medication will not change their appearance. Oral medication requires blood test monitoring prior to and during treatment. There are both topical and oral antifungals available by prescription. Occasionally a nail will be so deformed that the best option for treatment will be permanent removal of the nail. You will have a careful discussion about all of your options with the doctor prior to making any decisions.
Proper care of the feet and ankles is vital to the overall health of people of all ages, and Leelanau Foot & Ankle go the extra mile needed to make sure our community’s needs are served with family-friendly warmth, compassion, and top-notch medical talent. Use this form to ask about our foot & ankle services. For confidential questions, please call us directly at 231-866-4406.
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