Toenail Fungus in Oak Park, IL

High-Quality Care from Award-Winning Podiatrists

Toenail Fungus – What Is It?

An organism that grows in warm moist areas is called a fungus. Toenail fungus is a common problem that, while it affects people of all ages, most typically strikes individuals who are older. If you think you may be suffering from toenail fungus in Oak Park, IL, our expert podiatrists can help.

Toenail fungus often begins as an infection in the skin called tinea pedis (also known as athlete’s foot). Frequently, fungus starts under the nail fold at the end of the nail. Over time, the fungus grows beneath the nail and causes changes to its appearance, such as a yellow or brownish discoloration. It can also lead to thickening and deformity of the toenail.

Many people have trouble with their toenails and need help caring for them. If you or a loved one is having difficulty with your toenail, our 5-star-rated podiatrists can diagnose the cause of your toenail issues and recommend treatments.

Toenail Fungus Treatment

If over-the-counter (nonprescription) products and self-care strategies haven’t solved your fungus, our podiatrist may recommend a combination of prescription drugs and other approaches. Even if you find relief from your symptoms, recurring infections are common.

Treating Toenail Fungus with Medications

  • Oral antifungal drugs. Our doctor may prescribe an oral antifungal drug. Studies show the most effective oral antifungals are terbinafine (Lamisil) and itraconazole (Sporanox), which help a new nail grow free of infection by slowly replacing the infected part. Typically, you take this type of drug for 6 to 12 weeks, but won’t see the end result until the nail grows back completely. Sometimes, it may take four months or longer to eliminate an infection. Treatment success rates with these drugs appear to be lower in adults over age 65, and the success of treatment seems to improve when oral and topical antifungal therapies are combined.
  • Medicated nail cream. Our podiatrist may prescribe an antifungal cream, which you rub into your infected nails after soaking. These creams may work better if your nails are thinned before application, helping the medication get through the hard nail surface to the underlying fungus. To thin nails, you apply an over-the-counter (nonprescription) lotion containing urea. As an option, our doctor may thin the surface of the nail (debride) with a file or other tool.
  • Medicated nail polish. Our foot specialist may prescribe an antifungal nail polish called ciclopirox (Penlac). You paint it on your infected nails and surrounding skin once daily, and after seven days, you wipe the piled-on layers off with alcohol and begin fresh applications. You may need to use this type of nail polish every day for a year.

Call Us Today to Find Out More About Toenail Fungus in Oak Park, IL!

Over 200,000 patients have found relief at Weil Foot & Ankle, and we’re confident we can help you, too. Your feet will thank you! For additional 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  Oak Park, Arlington Heights, Bannockburn, Chicago, Des Plaines, Glenview, Lemont, Libertyville, Lincoln Park, Roselle, & Tinley Park, Illinois (IL), there is sure to be a podiatry office near you!

5-Star Toenail Fungus Treatment in Oak Park, Arlington Heights, Bannockburn, Chicago, Des Plaines, Glenview, Lemont, Libertyville, Lincoln Park, Roselle, & Tinley Park, Illinois (IL).

Award-Winning Chicago
Area Podiatrists
Award-Winning Chicago
Area 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. – Joint Fusion
    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. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    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. – Joint Fusion
    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. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    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. – Joint Fusion
    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. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
read more
appointment with illinois foot doctor



weil podiatry offices illinois
We Also Have Podiatrists Available
In Indiana and Wisconsin


american board of foot and ankle surgery logo

american board of podiatric surgery logo

american college of foot and ankle surgeons logo
The Chicago, IL, podiatrists of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute treat all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Our licensed Chicago podiatrists have helped over 200,000+ patients find relief for their foot pain, heel pain and ankle pain, and we can help you too! Our Chicago podiatrists and Chicago foot doctors can help treat all foot and ankle conditions, including, bunions, claw toe, corns, calluses, foot pain, hammertoes, heel pain, ingrown toenails, neuromas, toenail fungus and sports related foot and ankle injuries.
With the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care services in and around the Chicago, IL area, we can help you return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love! Come experience Weil Foot & Ankle Institute, and you will see we offer the best podiatry care to patients in and around Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Bannockburn, Des Plaines, Glenview, Lemont, Libertyville, Oak Park, Roselle, & Tinley Park, Illinois (IL) .
© 2019 Weil Foot & Ankle Institute
Designed by JimmyMarketing.com
weil foot and ankle institute facebook weil foot and ankle institute youtube weil foot and ankle institute youtube