Toenail Fungus Specialist

King's Point Foot and Ankle Specialists

Dr. Benjamin Tehrani

Foot and Ankle Specialist located in Central Alameda, Los Angeles, CA

People with too thick, yellow, or discolored toenails may be hesitant to wear sandals or go barefoot out of embarrassment. These unsightly symptoms may be from a highly treatable toenail fungus. Dr. Benjamin Tehrani, DPM, AACFAS treats people with toenail fungus in Los Angeles so they can proudly show off their toes again. For expert assistance with a fungal toenail, call King's Point Foot and Ankle Specialists in Central Alameda for an appointment or reserve your preferred date and time online.

Toenail Fungus Q & A

What is a toenail fungus?

A toenail fungus is an infection under the nail bed on one or more toes. A fungus can easily spread from one toe to another or from person to person. Because a fungus likes moist, warm environments, it can live under the nail for many years.

What causes toenail fungus?

Overgrowth of fungi, which thrive in moist, warm environments, like shoes, causes toenail fungus. Fungus spreads rapidly in gyms, pools, and nail salons.

Who can get a toenail fungus?

Anyone can get a toenail fungus, but some people are more likely to contract it. If any of the following apply to you, be aware of preventive measures and signs and symptoms so you can catch it early.

  • Visit nail salons regularly
  • Work out at a gym
  • Have diabetes
  • Go barefoot in public places
  • Routinely have moist shoes or socks
  • Have poor circulation

What are the symptoms of toenail fungus?

A fungal nail condition may be present if your nails are:

  • Thickening
  • Yellowish
  • Crumbly-looking
  • Flaking
  • Smelling bad
  • Lifting off your nail bed

What are the treatment options for a toenail fungus?

Dr. Tehrani works to eradicate your toenail fungus and may use any one of numerous treatment modalities, including:

  • Liquid antifungal agents
  • Oral fungal-killing medication
  • Laser treatments
  • Surgery
  • KeryFlex™ Nail Restoration

What is KeryFlex?

Toenail fungus can result in very unsightly nails or may even cause you to lose them to the infection or a surgical treatment.

KeryFlex is a cosmetic nail restoration system that only takes about 15 minutes. Dr. Tehrani removes the damaged areas of your nail and paints on a resin solution to create a lifelike artificial nail. He dries the resin with a special ultraviolet light.

KeryFlex Nail Restoration restores confidence. Not only does it give you the look and feel of a real, healthy nail, but you can also shape and paint it if you desire to do so.

Don’t let toenail fungus linger. Call King's Point Foot and Ankle Specialists for a consultation or book your appointment online.

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