Dermatologists see all sorts of skin and body concerns that patients bring to them. It’s no different for Dr. M. Christine Lee in Walnut Creek, CA. Her practice is dedicated to helping patients address the skin, body, hair, and nails. Our practice can help with a variety of concerns, including the treatment of toenail fungus.
What causes toenail fungus?
Nail fungal infection is caused by bacteria that has developed under, around, or on the nail beds of the hands or feet. This bacterium may be caused by poor hygiene or can even begin as athlete’s foot, which can be picked up in showers at public gyms and pools. The nail fungal infection can become extreme if it is not treated as soon as it is diagnosed, treatment is essential to address the problem.
What treatment is offered for toenail or fingernail fungus?
Fingernail and toenail fungus medicine is often the treatment of choice by Dr. M. Christine Lee. Our practice can provide an evaluation and determine the severity of the condition, and then can offer medications that can be used to combat the problem. It is important that patients understand that this fungal infection will not go away overnight, and that compliance of applying the medication is necessary to address the problem quickly and easily.
What are the benefits of medication for nail fungal infections?
Treatment with an antibiotic cream directly on the area is often the method recommended by our team, because it is:
- Easy to apply
Patients are encouraged to ask about this treatment to avoid the removal of one or more nails due to the later, more aggressive fungus that cannot be treated.
Are you interested in learning more about treatment for toenail fungus?
Schedule your visit with Dr. M. Christine Lee today! Now is the time to connect with the doctor at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute to discuss your options for improvement of nail fungus and other concerns that may develop throughout one’s lifetime. Call (925) 528-0117 to speak with Dr. M. Christine Lee and get started taking charge of your health!