Do I have to treat nail fungus?

Nail fungus is a common ailment, particularly with athletes and those who utilize public facilities like swimming pools and gyms. For some, these infections pose a purely cosmetic problem: discoloration or darkening of the area, and hardened nails. In these instances, it is solely at your discretion to decide if you want to treat nail fungus. However, keep in mind that if left untreated, the condition can spread and become worse.

Additionally, as with other mild infections, fungus could pose more serious health concerns down the road. If you feel that it has become unruly or out of control, it may be wise to seek professional advice. This is particularly important if you experience any symptoms of pain or discomfort.

Lastly, if you have diabetes, or if your immune system is impaired, any issues with your feet, however mild, can have a significant effect on your overall health. For those to whom this applies, medical attention is always recommended.

If you have questions regarding the health of your feet, visit Sierra Foot and Ankle in Carson City or Gardnerville, NV, or call (775) 783 – 8037 to make an appointment with Dr. Victoria Melhuish today.