At Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates, we pride ourselves on being THE
Once confirmed as a fungal infection with a simple nail biopsy, we attack the nails in two main ways.
First, from the outside in ~ topical medications will help prevent recurrence and will also minimize fungus spreading to other toenails. Treating any additional athlete’s foot (fungal skin infection) is also critical to avoid spreading a fungal toenail infection. We utilize a topical anti-fungal medication in the mornings (Clarus Anti-fungal Solution) and a urea based medication at night to soften the nails and allow the morning medication to penetrate more deeply. We even have options to treat your shoes to prevent spreading!
Secondly we attack fungus from the inside out ~ either with traditional oral medications or with new innovative laser treatments that penetrate deeply into the nails to attack fungus where it lives in the nail bed. We have had the fungal nail laser therapy in our office for over a year and have seen dramatic results – up to 90% clinical improvement in our patients!
Call our office at 309.661.9975 to find out more about these great ways to get your toes in ‘tip top’ shape for the summer.