Toenail Fungus in Highland Park, IL – Expert Care From Top-Rated Podiatrists

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A fungus is an organism that thrives in warm moist areas. Toenail fungus is a common problem that can affect people of all ages, although it most commonly affects older individuals.

Toenail fungus often begins as an infection in the skin called tinea pedis, more commonly known as athlete’s foot. The fungus often starts under the nail fold at the end of the nail and grows underneath the nail, causing changes in its appearance, such as a yellow or brownish discoloration. It can also cause thickening and deformity of the toenail as the fungus progresses.

Many people have difficulty with their toenails and need assistance in caring for them. Our experienced podiatrists can diagnose the cause of toenail fungus in Highland Park, IL, and recommend treatments for the condition.

Treatments for Toenail Fungus

If self-care strategies and over-the-counter (nonprescription) products haven’t helped, our expert foot doctors may recommend a combination of prescription drugs and other approaches to relieve your condition. Even if you find relief from your symptoms, repeat infections are common.

What Medications Are Available for Toenail Fungus?

    • Oral antifungal drugs. Your doctor may prescribe an oral antifungal drug. Studies show the most effective treatments are terbinafine (Lamisil) and itraconazole (Sporanox). These drugs help a new nail grow free of infection, slowly replacing the infected portion of the nail. This type of drug is typically taken for six to 12 weeks, but you won’t see the end result of treatment until the nail grows back completely. It may take four months or longer to eliminate the infection. Treatment success rates with these drugs tend to be lower in adults over age 65, and success usually improves when you combine oral and topical antifungal therapies.
    • Medicated nail polish. Your doctor may prescribe an antifungal nail polish called ciclopirox (Penlac), which is painted on your infected nails and surrounding skin once a day. After seven days, you wipe the piled-on layers clean with alcohol and begin fresh applications. You may need to use this type of nail polish daily for a year to rid your nail of infection.
    • Medicated nail cream. Your doctor may prescribe an antifungal cream, which will be rubbed into your infected nails after soaking. These creams may work better if you first thin the nails. This helps the medication get through the hard nail surface to the underlying fungus. To thin the nails, you apply an over-the-counter (nonprescription) lotion containing urea. Alternatively, our podiatrists may thin the surface of the nail (debride) with a file or other tool.

Contact Us to Learn More About Our Treatment Options for Toenail Fungus in Highland Park, IL!

Over 200,000 patients have found relief at Weil Foot & Ankle, and we’re confident we can help you, too! For more information on toenail fungus treatment or to schedule an appointment, call Weil Foot & Ankle at (847) 390-7666. With 16 podiatry offices in and around the Chicago area, including Arlington Heights, Bannockburn, Chicago, Des Plaines, Glenview, Highland Park, Lemont, Libertyville, Oak Park, Roselle, & Tinley Park, Illinois (IL), there is sure to be a podiatry office near you!

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  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

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  • “Dr. Weil demonstrated a level of expertise and professionalism that I had not found in previous interactions with podiatrists. Bottom line, he has dramatically reduced pain that I have been living with for more than 20 yrs. Hiking and working out will now be far more enjoyable, more effective and longer in duration. I highly recommend Dr. Weil. "

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  • “My kids have been patients here since my son was 3! He is now 17 and both be and my daughter see Dr. Benton-Weil! There are not enough stars to rate her excellence. Not only is she a smart and talented physician, she is a kind and compassionate human being. I would drive just about anywhere to be under her care!”

    - Jill K.
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  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil demonstrated a level of expertise and professionalism that I had not found in previous interactions with podiatrists. Bottom line, he has dramatically reduced pain that I have been living with for more than 20 yrs. Hiking and working out will now be far more enjoyable, more effective and longer in duration. I highly recommend Dr. Weil. "

    - Steve M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “My kids have been patients here since my son was 3! He is now 17 and both be and my daughter see Dr. Benton-Weil! There are not enough stars to rate her excellence. Not only is she a smart and talented physician, she is a kind and compassionate human being. I would drive just about anywhere to be under her care!”

    - Jill K.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil demonstrated a level of expertise and professionalism that I had not found in previous interactions with podiatrists. Bottom line, he has dramatically reduced pain that I have been living with for more than 20 yrs. Hiking and working out will now be far more enjoyable, more effective and longer in duration. I highly recommend Dr. Weil. "

    - Steve M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “My kids have been patients here since my son was 3! He is now 17 and both be and my daughter see Dr. Benton-Weil! There are not enough stars to rate her excellence. Not only is she a smart and talented physician, she is a kind and compassionate human being. I would drive just about anywhere to be under her care!”

    - Jill K.
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