Clear that fungus before sandal season! - Capital Foot and Ankle
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Clear that fungus before sandal season!

Clear that fungus before sandal season!

It’s that time of year again – time to break out your sandals and expose those bare feet that have been hidden away in boots and shoes since last summer! Of course, if toenail fungus found you over the winter, you might be tempted to keep your feet in hiding.  A word to the wise: wearing socks with your sandals is not a good look! Besides, there are other options!

If your toenails are turning colors, first- take a nail polish holiday. Toe nail polish provides a barrier for fungus to hide under.  Home remedies can be successful in treating nail fungus for mild cases.  We recommend applying topical tea tree oils, hydrogen peroxide soaks and cleaning shoes and socks with bleach.

If the condition doesn’t clear, however, consider over the counter nail treatments. Several options are available at your local pharmacy.  At Capital Foot and Ankle, we recommend Formula 3.  This is a topical that is applied once daily until the condition improves and is backed with a 100% money back guarantee!  It is available over the counter at our office in the Foot Shoppe.

Finally, if the toe nails still don’t improve, you may need to make an appointment with a podiatrist.  Often, fungal toe nails will require treatment by a physician including possible biopsy, prescription topicals, or oral medications.

If your fungal toenails don’t get better in a couple of months, give us a call at 402.483.4485