The Challenge: Taking Care of Children’s Nails

pediatric foot care dallas txIf you have children in Pre-K through Grade 5, then perhaps you will be interested in the Dallas Zoo’s Spring Break Camp program that runs from March 9 – 13. Every day of the camp has a different theme and is packed from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with educational, exciting tours, games, and up close animal encounters. There are various tasks to get them prepared for their zoological adventure, but don’t forget about trimming your children’s nails!

Trimming nails may seem like merely a cosmetic activity, but it is actually a part of responsible kid’s health practices. Your children’s nails are susceptible to conditions that are better off being avoided when possible, including ingrown nailsand toenail fungus. Trimming toenails properly will help prevent them from becoming ingrown and potentially leading to infection and complications.

Instead of rounding off the nails, be sure to clip them straight across and even with the edge of the toe. Toenails that are too short or rounded can possibly grow into the soft skin that flanks the nails. This provides an opening into the body for microorganisms that you do not want in there!

Proper nail clipping techniques are not the only way to prevent ingrown toenails. Since they can also be caused by shoes that fit too tight, be sure to choose comfortable footwear that has room in the toe box. Buying shoes that fit well also wards off a bunch of other common foot problems, too.

In addition to ingrown nails, help ensure that your children do not develop fungal nails. Toenail fungus is often contracted in public places like locker rooms or pool decks where people often walk around barefoot. One tactic to help prevent an infection is to buy your children sandals or shower shoes that they can wear in such places. Let them know not to share towels, socks, and shoes with anyone else, as this is a way fungus can be transmitted.

Follow these steps to keep your children’s nails healthy, and remember, if you need to enlist professional help, we are here for you. Whether you would like additional tips, or if your child needs treatment for ingrown or fungal nails, Dallas Podiatry Works can provide the care you need. Contact our Dallas and Plano, TX offices by calling 972.853.7100 or make an appointment online.

The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.

Derrick W.

The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.

Joseph B.

I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.

Jeannette H.

Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.

Meryl E.

I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.

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Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.

Elizabeth G.

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