Don’t Go Dressed as Ugly Foot Guy this Halloween

Treat fungal toenails before your feet become frightening!So…you’ve picked out costumes for your little trick-or-treaters tonight…superheroes, princesses, witches and monsters. But could your ugly foot or toenail fungus be more frightening than the scariest goblin outfit on the block? If so, it’s time to stop hiding and get help from your Houston podiatrist.

If your toenail is thick and/or yellowed and/or crumbling, chances are you’ve got a fungal infection that needs treatment immediately, especially if you are diabetic. Many people will turn to over-the-counter products to deal with their fungal toenails, hiding them under boots and socks as they hope for a cure, but I’m here to tell you that most of these OTC options don’t work. In my office, I have several different anti-fungal weapons in my arsenal, and I can even provide you with a Keryflex application that will give you the look and feel of a completely healthy nail while your infected toenail heals beneath.

Of course fungus isn’t just a problem on your toenails—if you’ve noticed an itchy, red patch on your foot or between your toes (especially if there’s an odor that goes along with it) you should get a foot exam to rule out Athlete’s foot. Athlete’s foot, or tinea pedis, is a fungal infection that occurs through a small break in the skin. If left untreated, the contagious fungus will spread to other places on your foot, and can be passed to other members of your family, so it’s important to seek immediate treatment for this kind of infection.

Ugly feet marred by fungus are not just an eye-sore—they’re a danger to your health. If you have a problem with fungal feet or toenails, make an appointment with Dr. Andrew Schneider to begin immediate treatment. 

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