It is time to stop putting it off and finally take care of it!

No, it’s not paying the bills or going to gym (although those things are important too)!  It’s that discolored, brittle toenail that you noticed a few months ago.  It might be a toenail fungal infection and ignoring it is not going to make it go away!

But don’t worry—there ARE solutions that will work for you.   It’s important that you treat it now because even though it’s getting chillier and the leaves are changing, the summertime is going to be here before we know it!

And let’s face it; we all want nice nails for the summer.

A nail fungal infection is a common problem for many people and it will usually show up on your toenails before your fingernails. The fancy name for toe fungus is onychomycosis.

If you’ve noticed that your toenails have thickened, become brittle or crumbly, and/or have changed shape or color, you may have a nail fungal infection and should schedule an appointment right away.

If your nails haven’t changed much but you’ve noticed a tiny, white or yellow spot under your nail that isn’t going away, that could be a sign of the beginning of a fungal infection, so it is important to get to the doctor before is spreads to other nails or gets any worse.

There is a combination of antifungal medications that can be taken orally to treat to the problem, as well as some topical solutions that are effective as well.  Like any course of treatment though, these solutions take time to work, so don’t wait any longer to schedule an appointment!

If you have diabetes or psoriasis, you may have an increased risk of contracting a toenail fungal infection.  Here are some ways to prevent contracting an infection:

-Keep your nails short, trimming straight across

-Thoroughly dry your feet (and in-between your toes!) after swimming or bathing

-Never go barefoot in public places, always use your own shower shoes at the gym or the pool

-Wear socks made of synthetic material to wick away moisture

-Think twice about the salon you visit to get your nails done. Do they disinfect all instruments between uses?

-Always wash your hands after touching an infected nail

-Use an antifungal spray or powder

-Don’t trim or pick at the skin around the nail. This only gives germs an easier pathway to your skin and nail.

If you suspect that you have a fungal infection in your toenails, call Hollowbrook Foot Specialists today and visit with Dr. Schlam to see what your best solution would be. Treating a fungal infection now means you can have better looking and healthier nails this spring.

By David Schlam

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Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

- Bob D.

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GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

- Jordan C.

jordan 5 star review

I came here today for the first time what a wonderful group of people, very professional and friendly and the Dr. I saw, Dr. Geshev, he is absolutely the first podiatrist I’ve ever seen that made me feel very comfortable, and he knows what he’s doing. I would recommend this podiatrist office to everybody.

- Valerie G.

john 5 star review

Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

- Irene T.

irene 5 star review

Wonderful staff (warm and inviting). Clean office. Dr. G is knowledgeable and listened to me. He knew 3 ways to help my situation and I know that I will feel better under his care and instructions. I recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists!

- S.G.

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 11am - 7pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
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Saturday: By appointment only

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