After a visit with our doctors at Prairie Path Foot and Ankle Clinic regarding your thickened nail, you may have gone over the biopsy results indicating a fungal infection. The treatment plan may include Tolcylen nail, which is a topical medication that can be obtained from our office. You apply this medication on the affected nail twice a day. It usually takes 6 to 12 months for a nail to grow. If topicals are ineffective, then your doctor may discuss an oral medication as an alternative. However very often the fungus that affects the nails is everywhere; you wash your socks, clean your feet, change sheets, but the fungus may also live in your shoes. How does someone get rid of the fungus in your shoes? As part of the treatment plan, the doctors will recommend a shoe spray, or Tolcylen Antimicrobial Shoe Spray in order to get rid of the fungal elements that may be in your shoes. It also helps with shoe odor. This prevents re-infection as the nail medications are working on the fungal nail.
If you think you might have a fungal infection in your nail, make an appointment with one of the doctors today. The sooner you receive a diagnosis, the sooner you will see improvement! Call our office today.