Are you one of many who go all summer long hiding your feet when others around you have no problem baring their toes? Is it due to the unsightly condition of toenail fungus that makes your feet less than attractive? If you’ve ever declined an invitation to spend a glorious afternoon on a friend’s boat because you are too embarrassed to go barefoot, you need to receive some help and the podiatrists at Dallas Podiatry Works are here for you!
Toenail fungus is fairly common and affects close to ten percent of Americans. It is a living organism that survives in warm, damp and dark locations. This is one reason to allow your sneakers and feet plenty of sunny drying time. Sunlight and fresh air are two natural enemies of this fungus. It can also live in gyms and locker rooms, patiently waiting for its next unsuspecting host. Wear flip-flops or water shoes when in a public shower or locker room. Once this fungus gets a foothold, it can be difficult to get rid of. Symptoms to look out for are:
If you currently struggle with a nail fungus, don’t be held hostage by this ailment any longer. Contact Dr. Brook or Dr. Northcutt about the KeryFlex nails restoration system. This is a cosmetic process, which takes about 15 minutes and when complete it forms an artificial nail that lasts a couple of months. It allows your natural nail an opportunity to grow in. It’s totally painless too! Our podiatrists can create and sculpt a lovely new nail for you after cleaning and preparing your toenail area.
KeryFlex is available in three shades, so it’s easy to match to your skin tone. It is also resistant to acetone and detergents, so you can continue with those oh so luxuriating pedicures. Once your toes are back in picture perfect shape, tips to prevent the fungus from returning include; wear shower shoes or flip-flops when in gyms, locker rooms or public showers. Rotate shoes to keep them dry and aired out. Use anti-fungal sprays.
For more information on fungal nails and/or toenail restoration with the KeryFlex system, call Dallas Podiatry Works at (972) 566-7474 in Dallas, or Baylor/Plano (972) 943-3323. Then be a little brave and go out and expose your toes!