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Recurrence of Toenail Fungus

Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the toenails. Successful treatment remains challenging, and the condition can have a significant impact on individuals. Effective management often requires months of treatment, and recurrence is common, affecting over half of successfully treated patients. Various factors contribute to the high recurrence rates. Patients with a genetic predisposition or belonging to susceptible populations, such as the elderly or diabetic people, are more likely to experience recurrence. Physical trauma can trigger recurrence in older people. Recurrence is also more common in children and may result from strong predisposing factors. Extending treatment durations beyond 48 weeks may offer better outcomes, allowing nails to grow out and eliminating nonviable fungal elements. If you have recurring toenail fungus, it is strongly suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can provide treatment and alleviate recurrence.

For more information about treatment, contact Stanley Luksenburg, DPM of Home Foot Care. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Toenail Fungus Treatment

Toenail fungus is a condition that affects many people and can be especially hard to get rid of. Fortunately, there are several methods to go about treating and avoiding it.

Antifungals & Deterrence

Oral antifungal medicine has been shown to be effective in many cases. It is important to consult with a podiatrist to determine the proper regiment for you, or potentially explore other options.

Applying foot powder on the feet and shoes helps keep the feet free of moisture and sweat.

Sandals or open toed shoes – Wearing these will allow air movement and help keep feet dry. They also expose your feet to light, which fungus cannot tolerate. Socks with moisture wicking material also help as well.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Fairway Park, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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