Will toenail fungus go away on its own?

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Those yellowed, brittle toenails can be pesky. The likelihood that toenail fungus will go away on its own is practically nil. You need to treat it—preferably the moment you notice that first whitish spot on your nail. While the spot could be from an injury, it could also be a sign that the fungus has found a tiny opening and set up house in the nailbed.

Treatments for fungal nails vary from topical creams and polishes to prescription oral medication. Some don’t work, and some come with side effects and require periodic tests for liver function. If you come to Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic in Collingwood, ON, we will give you another alternative—laser treatment. We use concentrated light beams that penetrate the nail and attack the fungus underneath without harming the keratin or surrounding tissue. Treatments are quick, painless, and effective, and soon new healthy nails will begin to replace the dull, crumbly stuff you see now.

Want nicer-looking nails this summer? Start treatment now, and your nails will start to look better in just a few months. Call Chiropodist Tony Abbott today at (705) 444-9929 or request an appointment through our website.