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Fungal Toenails – Podiatrist in Deerfield Beach, FL



Fungal infection of the nail, or onychomycosis, is often ignored because the infection can be present for years without causing any pain. The disease is characterized by a progressive change in a toenail’s quality and color, which is often ugly and embarrassing. In reality, the condition is an infection underneath the surface of the nail caused by fungi. When the tiny organisms take hold, the nail often becomes darker in color and foul smelling. The appearance of nails infected with onychomycosis varies greatly; there are some examples to the right. Debris may collect beneath the nail plate, white marks frequently appear on the nail plate, and the infection is capable of spreading to other toenails, the skin, or even the fingernails. If ignored, r the infection can spread and possibly impair one’s ability to work or even walk. This happens because the resulting thicker nails are difficult to trim Examples of and make walking painful when wearing shoes. Onychomycosis can also be accompanied by a secondary bacterial or yeast infection in or about the nail plate. Because it is difficult to avoid contact with microscopic organisms like fungi, the toenails are especially vulnerable around damp areas where people are likely to be walking barefoot, such as swimming pools, locker rooms, and showers, for example. Injury to the nail bed may make it more susceptible to all types of infection, including fungal infection. Those who suffer from chronic diseases, such as diabetes

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Toenail fungus?


Is there any way to get rid of toenail fungus other than penlac?
Is there a home remedy?

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To have a toe nail removed or not?


Ok big delima here for me. A little over a year ago I had a fungal infection on my big toenail, I took a name brand Rx as directed by my famly MD. After seing no improvement a couple of months after finishing the 3 month treatment I went to a podiatrist, who said that the fungus was dead and now I had to hope the nail would grow back and reattach. Here I am a year after the visit with the podiatrist and notice a slight discoloration creeping down towards my nail bed, back to the podiatrist I go. He says that he is fairly sure the toe nail will not reattach to the toe but that he could take the toenail off. I like to have my toes pedicured and really don’t want to have it removed but if it will help fine, I just want to know if anyone has had this done and if their nail has grown back successfully!! Please tell me all about it!! Thanks!! Wish you all well!!

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Podiatrist in West Chester, PA – Foot and Ankle Care



Podiatrist in West Chester, PA – Foot and Ankle Care As Board Certified and Board Qualified Podiatrists, with offices in Newtown Square and West Chester, PA, we believe our patients deserve to have the information needed to make good choices about their foot and ankle care. For over 25 years, we have been providing our services to residents of Chester County and Delaware County. Residents of Coatesville, Downingtown, Edgemont, Westtown, Kennett Square, Broomall, Bryn Mawr, and Exton have benefitted from our convenient locations in finding a Podiatrist. Our well trained staff take pride in being courteous and helpful. When we were developing this website, our main concern was to help you decide whether a particular foot problem needed to be attended to professionally. Once that was determined, we wanted you to become familiar with our Doctors and what our practice could provide to you. Podiatry Care Specialists is confident that all of your needs will be met and enhanced with use of this website. We have included requests for appointments, interactive maps that include directions, educational videos, and informational articles to help educate you. Our Specialties: Achilles Tendon Arthritic Foot and Ankle Care Arch and Heel Pain Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Calluses Athletes Foot Bunions Corns & Calluses Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Care Diabetic Foot Infections Diabetic Shoe Program Flat Feet Fractures Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Infections

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Toenail fungus?


Okay, so I got a pedicure three times this summer and the last time I went I think I got some kind of fungus. When I took my polish off last night, a few of my toes had green stuff underneath them (at the corners, underneath the nail). I got most of it out with a toothpick but some parts wouldn’t come off so I clipped them. Could this be toenail fungus? My nails aren’t yellow or anything, and I’m thinking maybe it just might have been dirt or something under there but I’m not sure. It was underneath the side edges…only on a few toes. Figures This was the first summer I’ve ever gotten a pedicure and I loved it, so I kept going. I’m not gonna go anymore and I’m just so upset! I’m glad I didn’t get a manicure too! I’d be soooo incredibly upset if my fingernails were ruined. If anybody has experience with fungus, that would be great.

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Foot and Ankle Treatment – Podiatrist in North TX



Dr Dana Giacalone is a native Texan who joined FAANT in 2005. She brought with her extensive training in diabetic wound care and limb salvage. She specializes in complex foot and ankle reconstructive surgery as well as ankle arthroscopy. She is board certified in wound care and board qualified in foot and ankle surgery. In 2007, she was named one of Americas Top Podiatrists by the Consumers Research Council of America. Dr. Giacalone lives in Justin with her husband Mario and enjoys NASCAR, hunting and outdoor sports including competition shooting. Visit our website: www.faant.com

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