By Joseph Stuto, DPM
June 09, 2016
Category: Podiatry Health
Tags: toenail fungus  

What you need to know about laser treatments for toenail fungus

If you are afraid to wear open-toed shoes because you are embarrassed by toenail fungus, it’s time to do something about it, because warm weather is here! Now, you can get rid of toenail fungus for good with effective laser treatment. Dr. Joseph Stuto in Brooklyn, New York wants to help you discover what laser treatment can do for you and your toes.

Toenail fungus usually begins as a small yellow or white spot underneath your nail. The spot gets bigger as the fungus travels deeper underneath your toenail. Dr. Stuto wants you to be able to recognize if you have toenail fungus. Pay attention to these signs and symptoms:

  • Toenails which have become separated from the nail bed
  • Yellowed, thickened, or darkened toenails
  • Distorted, bent or oddly shaped toenails
  • Ragged, crumbly or brittle toenails
  • Toenails which have a foul odor

Dr. Stuto wants to share with you some simple home remedies you can try for toenail fungus:

  • Try thinning and trimming your toenails to reduce pressure
  • Try applying over-the-counter antifungal creams or lotions to your nail
  • Try applying Vicks VapoRub daily to your toe and underneath your toenail

If you are still suffering from a stubborn case of toenail fungus after trying the tips listed above, it’s time to seek out the skills of Dr. Stuto. He can help you get rid of toenail fungus for good with laser nail fungus treatment.

The light from the laser gets absorbed by the fungi infecting your nail, causing heat which destroys the fungi. Laser nail fungus treatment is safe, with no bad side effects. The laser only targets the fungi, not the healthy tissue. Laser treatment is comfortable, so you won’t need anesthetic. The laser also helps to stimulate the growth of a healthy new nail.

The best prevention for toenail fungus is to keep your feet clean and dry. Always wear socks that wick away moisture and shoes that breathe. You don’t need to suffer from toenail fungus when help is just a phone call away. Call Dr. Joseph Stuto with two office locations in Brooklyn, New York. Call today and get some help for your feet!