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Halloween and Nail Fungus Can Both Cause a Scare

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If you want to get into the Halloween spirit, check out the Reindeer Manor in Red Oak, TX, going on until November 8, 2014. This is the oldest haunted attraction in Texas and one of the oldest continuously-running haunts in the world—be prepared for some thrills and chills!

Something else that can be a little frightening? Nail fungus. Unsightly, discolored nails can bring a chill of its own, but you don’t have to dress up like a zombie every year just to try and cover it up—we have treatment that will zap it!

Clearing Up Toenail FungusYou may be wondering how this nail problem happens in the first place. It is caused by a microscopic organism that typically lives in warm, moist environments. Going barefoot in a public shower, locker room, or pool area, for example, would put you at risk. The fungus can creep in through an injury on your nail bed or a small crack between your toe and the nail plate. Once there, it grows and festers and breaks down the nail tissue. This is what causes the discoloration, brittleness, and thickening of the toenail. Over time it can cause the nail to smell, crack, and lift off the toe completely. In addition to being unsightly, it can also be painful and the risk of infection can be serious, especially for someone with diabetes.

If you already have discolored, crumbling toes, have no fear! At Dallas Podiatry Works we have a state-of-the-art treatment process called the Q Clear™ Laser. Sure, you can get a topical cream that may mask the problem for a bit, but why not get rid of it completely? This laser targets the fungus growing under the nail and destroys it. It does not damage the nail or surrounding skin or tissues and allows the body to start growing a healthy, new nail right away. It does take some time for the nail to grow out, so if you are concerned about the look of your toenails now, ask us about our KeryFlex™ toenail restoration treatment as well.

Don’t wait to treat a nail fungus problem—contact Dallas Podiatry Works today to get your healthy nails back. Call Dr. Joel W. Brook and David R. Northcutt in Dallas, TX at (972) 566-7474 or in Plano, TX at (972) 943-3323. 

Category: Toenail Restoration

Dr. Joel W. Brook
Dr. Joel Brook is a board-certified podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon at Dallas Podiatry Works in TX.

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