Nail Fungus Specialist

David Moossazadeh, D.O. -  - Board Certified Family Physician

Restoring Health Medical Institute, Inc

David Moossazadeh, D.O.

Board Certified Family Physician & Aesthetic and Wellness Specialist located in Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA & Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Nail fungus is common and can be difficult to treat. But there’s no need for you to treat your nail fungus with dangerous oral medications. At Restoring Health Medical Institute, Inc., in Rancho Cucamonga and the Pico-Robertson neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, David Moossazadeh, DO, uses lasers and topical creams to eliminate nail fungus and restore nail health. For an effective and safe approach for nail fungus, contact the office nearest you by phone or book online today.

Nail Fungus

 

What is nail fungus?

Nail fungus, or onychomycosis, is a fungal infection that affects your fingernails or toenails. Various types of fungi can cause a fungal infection.

You can develop nail fungus at any age. However, it’s more common in older adults because aging causes the nails to become dry and brittle, making them more susceptible to cracks and breaks that allow fungi to enter.

Poor blood circulation and a weakened immune system may also increase your risk of developing nail fungus. 

Walking barefoot in public areas, such as the locker room at your local gym, increases your risk of getting a nail fungus. 

What are nail fungus symptoms?

A nail fungus infection may start as a small white or yellow spot under the tip of your nail. As the fungus grows, it affects the look, texture, and health of your nail.

Nail fungus symptoms cause your nail to:

  • Thicken
  • Become brittle
  • Change color (e.g., yellow, brown)
  • Alter shape
  • Emit a strange odor

Nail fungus spreads quickly, affecting more than one nail. 

You may be able to treat your nail fungus with over-the-counter antifungal medication. However, even if you successfully treat your nail fungus, the infection may return. But there’s no need for you to take dangerous oral medications to clear up your infection.

If you’re seeking a safe and effective treatment for nail fungus, Restoring Health Medical Institute, Inc. can help. 

How is nail fungus treated?

Restoring Health Medical Institute, Inc. uses lasers and topical creams to eliminate nail fungus infection and promote a beautiful new nail.

During laser treatment, your provider directs the laser tool at your infected nail. The laser emits pulses of energy that penetrate your nail and target the infection in your nail bed. The heat energy destroys the fungi without damaging your nail or surrounding tissue.

Your laser therapy takes 30 minutes or less. Though some people only need one laser treatment to get rid of their infection, you may need a series of treatments to fully eradicate the fungus. 

To support the healing process and promote the growth of a healthy nail, Restoring Health Medical Institute, Inc. also provides a safe topical cream.

For a safe and effective treatment to get rid of nail fungus and improve the look and health of your nails, call Restoring Health Medical Institute, Inc., or book an appointment online today.