The fungus that infects the nail bed is a hardy organism, and eliminating it from under your nails can often be tricky. If you have a toenail fungus, trying to cure it yourself may not be possible. Because of this, it is a great idea to try and get help with treating it. Getting assistance with treatment for this condition can also be difficult, because you may not know where to go. A medical professional is always the best idea when trying to treat a medical condition like toenail fungus, but there are many physicians who can offer some sort of help.
Patients often seek help for toenail fungus from their general practitioner. While this isn’t a bad idea, general practitioners won’t be able to provide specific care for toenail fungus. General practitioners have expertise in all systems of the body, but aren’t specialized in the feet or toenails. The best doctor to help treat toenail fungus is a podiatrist, who specializes in medicine and health of the feet. Podiatrists will have the most experience with treating toenail fungus, and be able to provide you the safest and most effective treatment plan.
While podiatrists are experts at treating toenail fungus, getting help with fungus on the fingernails is a little different story. In this situation, the best idea is to seek out an effective treatment and then find a provider who will be able to help. The best treatment option for nail fungus in general is the PinPointe laser, which typically requires only one treatment to cure fungus and has no side effects or down time. Podiatrists will be able to do this treatment for toenail fungus; for fingernail fungus, it should be performed by an MD or nurse. To schedule a consultation with a licensed podiatrist, MD or nurse for the PinPointe laser treatment, give us a call at 1-(800) 672-0625 or visit our website for more information.