Toenail Fungus in Roselle, IL – Effective Treatment Options

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Toenail Fungus, Explained

A fungus is an organism that thrives in warm, moist areas. Toenail fungus is a common problem that affects people of all ages, although it most commonly affects older individuals. If you think you may be suffering from toenail fungus in Roselle, IL, keep reading to find out more!

Toenail fungus often begins as an infection in the skin called tinea pedis (commonly referred to as athlete’s foot). The fungus often starts under the nail fold at the end of the nail. Over time, the fungus grows underneath the nail and changes its appearance, generally causing yellow or brownish discoloration. It can also cause thickening and deformity of the toenail.

Many people have difficulty caring for their toenails and need assistance in taking care of them. Our experienced podiatrists can diagnose the cause of toenail problems and recommend treatments to cure it.

Toenail Fungus Treatment Options

If self-care strategies and over-the-counter (nonprescription) products don’t solve your problem, our podiatrist may suggest a combination of prescription drugs and other approaches. Even if you find relief from your symptoms, repeat infections are common.

Medications That Treat Toenail Fungus

  • Oral antifungal medications. Our doctor may prescribe an oral antifungal drug. Studies show the most effective oral antifungals are terbinafine (Lamisil) and itraconazole (Sporanox). These drugs help a new nail grow, free of infection, to slowly replace the infected part. Patients typically take this type of drug for six to 12 weeks, but you won’t see the end result of treatment until the nail completely grows back. 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. Treatment success seems to improve when you combine oral and topical antifungal therapies.
  • Antifungal nail cream. Our doctor may prescribe an antifungal cream, which you rub into your infected nails after soaking. These creams may work better if you thin the nails out first. This helps 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. Alternatively, our doctor may thin the surface of the nail (debride) with a file or other tool.
  • Medicated nail polish. Our doctor may prescribe an antifungal nail polish called ciclopirox (Penlac). You paint the nail polish on your infected nails and surrounding skin once a day. 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 daily for a year to get rid of the infection.

Contact Us To Learn More About Toenail Fungus in Roselle, 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) 393-4276. With 16 podiatry offices in and around the Chicago area, including Arlington Heights, Bannockburn, Chicago, Des Plaines, Glenview, Lemont, Libertyville, Oak Park, Roselle, & Tinley Park, Illinois (IL), there is sure to be a podiatry office near you!

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    - Sky N.
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  • "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
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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.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
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  • “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.
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