Nail Fungus

Toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, is a common fungal infection that affects around 900 million people worldwide. The nail can appear thickened, yellow, or cloudy and will often become rough and crumbly and even separate from the nail bed. Although it can be argued this is a purely a cosmetic problem, the nail can become painful, difficult to cut, and very brittle. In addition, particles can collect under the nail and become odorous. Happily, treating nail fungus in Omaha is simple with the professionals at Preventative Medical Clinic.

All nail treatments are overseen by our certified practitioners, who have 20 years of combined experience in diagnosing and treating nail conditions. In addition, each specialist has received training on laser treatment, compounded medication treatment, and oral therapy treatment.

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Causes and Symptoms

Microscopic organisms cause the nail to become infected. Most commonly, a group of fungi called dermatophytes is responsible for nail infections. However, some yeasts and molds also cause these infections. Pathogens that cause nail fungus infection usually enter the skin through tiny cuts or small separations between the nail and nail bed. The fungi grow when the nail provides a suitably warm and moist environment, as is often the case inside shoes.

A fungal nail infection usually isn’t painful. But left untreated, it can become uncomfortable or even painful to wear shoes, walk, or stand for a long time. You might have a fungal infection if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Yellow streaks in the nail bed and on the underside of the nail
  • Buildup of bits and pieces of skin and nail fragments (debris) under the nail
  • A discolored and thickened nail that may separate from the skin under the nail
  • A brittle, broken, and thickened nail
  • White spots or streaks on the nail surface
  • Soft and powdery nail surface, as the infection gets worse
  • Damaged, crumbly, and brown or gray nail surface

Nail fungus is much more than a cosmetic problem—it can lead to long-term nail damage. And it can pose a risk to people who have diabetes or a weakened immune system.

Our Solutions

Our nail fungus treatments are effective on both fingernail and toenail fungus. Your nails will likely look normal again after treatment—if the appearance of the nail is solely affected by the fungal infection. For example, if the nail is thickened due to an injury of the matrix (root), as well as the fungus, then the thickness will not be rectified by the laser.

Alma Harmony Laser

A breakthrough laser treatment that targets the source of the infection beneath the nail plate, clearing nail fungus with a few short treatment sessions.

There isn’t a more effective way to manage nail health issues in patients suffering from mild to moderate cases of nail fungus. Some of the benefits:

  • Noninvasive
  • No downtime
  • Quick treatment
  • Chemical-free

The cost of toenail laser treatment varies by the number of toes that need to be treated.  A minimum of 3 treatments is recommended, but if your condition is particularly severe, more treatments may be required.

On average, our appointments last approximately 30 minutes each. We will carefully treat your infected nails to ensure that all pathogens are eliminated and healthy nail growth is on track. We are committed to providing the best laser treatment available to all our patients.

Studies report that 90% of patients in the study had 100% clear nails after 4 treatments—and 98% of patients showed improvement.

Topical Formulas Compounded for You

Preventative Medical Clinics can customize specific treatments just for you. These topical formulas can be administered at home, using a special applicator that neatly applies the solution right at the site of the infection. It’s noninvasive, fast, and as simple as it gets.

Oral Medication

Widely available, oral antifungals may be covered by your insurance. However, these prescribed medications sometimes have interactions with other drugs, so it’s important to use them under the direction of one of the qualified professionals here at Preventative Medical Clinic.

You don’t need to silently struggle with your nail fungus issue. Request your consultation online or call us at (402) 408-0017 to easily set up your appointment.

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