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Toenail Fungus Can be Stubborn

Toenail Fungus is an infection of the toenails caused by fungus and is also known as Onychomycosis. This condition can be stubborn and difficult to eliminate. Podiatrist Dr. Daniel Drapacz, DPM, at New York Foot Experts, has a unique background that will help to treat your feet and fight this fungal infection with successful results. Please call us at 212-385-0801 and come in for a consultation at one of our three locations: 65 Broadway Suite 1103, New York, NY 10006, 360 West 125th St Suite 7, New York, NY 10027 or 469 7th Ave Suite 601, New York, NY 10018.

 

Toenail fungus is hard to remove as it causes the nails to become thickened and turn different shades like white, yellow or green. The nail thereafter becomes deformed and brittle. In extreme cases, the nail can be separated, which is very painful. Since the fungus that causes this condition lives underneath the nail, it is often difficult to treat because there is no easy way to reach it as the toenail rests tightly against the skin below it. For these reasons, strong medications and even surgery may be used to fight off this type of infection. However, natural remedies are being turned to as they provide safe results without any potential complications.

 

Since natural remedies are increasingly becoming great alternatives to treating fungal nail, one such method is oregano oil, a derivative from oregano. The active ingredient in this oil is Carvacrol which has been shown to be successful in stopping and reducing a large amount of infections caused by fungus. Another effective natural treatment is apple cider vinegar. When diluted with warm water, it can help when toenails are soaked within the mixture by affecting the pH balance of the nails. Since the cider is acidic, the mixture makes it difficult for fungus to tolerate this environment. Many types of vinegar can be used to treat toenail fungus.

 

Please contact us to make an appointment if you have toenail fungus and we will make sure to eliminate it no matter how stubborn the infection is, with safe and proven results.

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