Toenail Fungus

A fungus is an organism that lives in warm moist areas. Fungus of the toenails is a common problem that can affect people of all ages, although it most commonly affects individuals who are older.

Toenail fungus often begins as an infection on the skin called tinea pedis (also known as athlete’s foot). The fungus often starts under the nail fold at the end of the nail and affects the rest which then causes changes to the nail's outgrowth. Changes to its appearance can include yellow or brown discoloration and a thick and crumbly nail.

Many people have difficulty with their toenails and need assistance in caring for them. Our toenail fungus doctors can diagnose the cause of toenail problems and recommend treatments.

Buffalo Grove Podiatry offers an array of products to treat and improve the appearance of your nails.

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Toenail Fungus Diagnosis & Treatment

Diagnosis is performed by sampling the nail and submitting to the pathology labs.

There are multiple treatment options available here at Buffalo Grove Podiatry for patients.

  • Softening products with weekly filing
  • Fungal treatment topical
  • Oral antifungal medication (will require bloodwork before and while on medication)
  • GenesisPlus by Cutera laser nail treatment
  • Removal of the nail with the above treatments upon regrowth
  • Removal of nail permanently
  • KeryFlex restoration
  • Dr. Remedy all-natural nail polishes

Contact us today to book your appointment!

Please either call us at 847-577-1649 or fill out the form to book your appointment! 

We have the experience that you and your family deserve. We accept PPOs and most insurance. We look forward to your visit.

Contact us today to book your appointment!

Please either call us at 847-577-1649 or fill out the form to book your appointment! 

We have the experience that you and your family deserve. We accept PPOs and most insurance. We look forward to your visit.

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