If you are suffering with a fungal nail infection you will want to visit us at our podiatry practice, Robert L. Potempa, DPM. Our expert podiatrist in Chicago Illinois, Dr. Robert L. Potempa, will be able to treat your fungal nail infections as well as other foot infections and pain problems.
It is always important to see our podiatrist in Chicago Illinois for treatment of fungal nail infections because infections of this type can spread into the bloodstream and cause serious medical problems in other parts of your body. This is particularly true for patients who have diabetes or medical problems that can lead to a weakened immune system. When you are first developing a fungal nail infection, you may see a white or yellow spot under the tip of your toenail. However, the nail infection will soon spread deeper into your toenail, making it more difficult to treat. As this occurs, your nail will most likely discolor and thicken. It can even develop edges that crumble causing toe pain. Having a toenail infection can also be extremely unsightly. It is best that you come in to see our podiatrist at the earliest sign of a toenail infection so that it can be easier to treat. Fungal toenail infections can be extremely stubborn to treat. Sometimes a fungal foot infection is part of a generalized athlete’s foot infection. Athlete’s foot is an extremely contagious foot infection that affects both the feet and toenails. The feet may begin to itch and burn, and can even have small blisters develop on them. Our podiatrist may recommend that the entire family is treated for athlete’s foot, if you have diabetes, and do not want to risk getting re-infected after your treatment.
For an appointment to see our expert podiatrist in Chicago Illinois for treatment of fungal nail infections, or for many other different types of foot treatments, contact us today.