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By Crofton Podiatry
May 02, 2018
Category: Foot Fungus

Nope, no spoilers here about the new Avengers movie, but we do want to talk to you about your constant and seemingly never-ending war with foot fungus. The extremely dry, flaky skin sometimes goes away with lots of moisturizing and antifungal creams, but then rears its ugly head again just as you let your guard down.

Will it ever end?

Yes, we can help you find a way to put an end to your unceasing war! Depending on how extreme your foot fungus is, and where your fungal infection is affecting your feet, we’ve got the treatment for you!

But first, some background: Did you know that the same type of fungus causes both fungal toenails (onychomycosis or tinea unguium) and athlete’s foot (tinea pedis)? So if you’ve got symptoms of athlete’s foot – red, itchy rash between the toes or scaly, dry skin on the bottom of your feet – as well as ugly, discolored fungal toenails, there’s a good chance that it’s all caused by one original fungal infection. You could have gotten it from sharing shoes, walking barefoot at the gym, or sharing a foot towel with someone who has the infection. 

How is it treated?

If you take measures to prevent fungal infection from returning, there’s a good chance that you can be done with foot fungus after you’re treated at our office. Depending on the severity of the fungal infection, our podiatrist may suggest treating it with:

  • Prescription topical antifungal creams
  • Prescription oral antifungal medication
  • In office laser therapy

After successful treatment, be sure to prevent recurring infection by:

  • Washing and drying your feet every day
  • Wearing flip-flops in communal shower areas
  • Rotating the shoes you wear each day and wear a fresh pair of socks
  • Not sharing towels, socks, or shoes with anyone who might have a fungal infection.

Are you ready to end the war against foot fungus? Make an appointment with our foot doctor Dr. Brad Toll at our Crofton, MD office. At Crofton Podiatry, we will use the latest treatment options to take care of your foot care needs. With the help of our podiatry team, you can beat the fungal war on your feet! Come visit us at our Crofton, MD office, which also serves the surrounding Gambrills, Odenton, and Bowie areas.

By Crofton Podiatry
November 10, 2016

A common complaint that podiatrists will hear is about ugly, brittle, and/or discolored toenails. Sometimes it is a result of traumatic injury to the toes, or in many cases, fungal infection that developed under the nail. While topical creams and gels can treat fungus like Athlete’s Foot, fungal nails are more difficult due to the location of the infection. Since the medication cannot re

ach under the toenails, other options include oral medications (often with unwanted side effects, especially for children) or worst-case scenario, removing the toenail. Surely these options do not sound appealing. So great news! With recent trends in foot care, there is another option – laser therapy!

Laser therapy, while sounding intense, is actually very safe. It is a treatment option that is safe and painless, with little to no side effects. It uses focused infrared light that penetrates through the toenail without causing damage. The laser gets to the problem by killing the fungal organisms causing the infection. Depending on the severity of the fungal infection, a few treatments may be required to fully ensure that the infection does not return.

While your toenail will not return to its original clear color, the new growth will be healthy toenails. In a normal growth cycle – which is about 8-10 months – your previously infected (unsightly) toenails will be trimmed away and a healthy toenail will take its place.

If you are suffering from the embarrassment of unsightly toenails due to fungal infection, Dr. Brad Toll, our board-certified podiatrist is ready to help you with a safe and painless treatment therapy. Make an appointment today by calling (410) 721-4505 so that our team can help you at our Crofton, MD office. We welcome patients from the surrounding Gambrills, Odenton, and Bowie areas. 




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