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853 Jefferson Ave
Washington, PA 15301
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Get Rid of Fungus Problems Fast!

Fungus on your feet can be unsightly, painful and stubborn to treat. With feet often being ignored and covered up, symptoms can start small and go unnoticed. A fungus problem tends to spread and can become a serious complication if left untreated.

At our office in Washington, PA, Dr. Phil Pinsker offers state-of-the-art treatment for all types of fungal problems. Our goal is to treat your current symptoms and work to prevent them from returning. Many people wait far too long to seek treatment, either hoping their symptoms will just go away, or fearing that surgery or painful treatments are the only option. Your foot health is important to us, and a painful or embarrassing foot problem should never interfere with your quality of life. We have the answers to your foot fungus problems. Please contact our office at the onset of symptoms for treatment that will get rid of your foot fungus.

Common Fungal Problems

Athlete’s Foot

This is a skin infection anyone can acquire, so don’t be led astray by the name. Athlete’s foot is the most common type of fungal infection, and Dr. Pinsker successfully treats this condition. Known as tinea pedis, it starts from mold-like fungi that grow in warm, moist environments such as shoes, locker rooms and public showers. It is contagious and can be picked up by stepping on a contaminated floor or sharing towels or shoes with someone who is infected.

Itchy, dry and scaling skin between the toes and on the soles of the feet is a common symptom. As it progresses, inflammation, blisters, and cracks in the skin can develop, and it can continue to spread to your toenails. This not only leads to pain and discomfort but also increases your risk for further infection, which is especially dangerous for anyone with poor circulation or an underlying condition such as diabetes.

Topical and oral medications are often effective at treating this skin condition but you can ward it off in the first place with easy self-care tips. If you are struggling with the symptoms of Athlete’s foot, call Dr. Pinsker so we can identify the root of your problem and create a treatment plan specific to your needs.

Fungal Nails

Onychomycosis, more commonly known as fungal nails, is a common foot health problem that can affect people of all ages. This nail condition often starts out as a skin infection called tinea pedis, which is Athlete’s foot. Your shoes are a prime breeding ground for the fungus, as it thrives in warm, damp environments. The fungus starts to grow under the nail and may begin as a small white spot on the nail. It can persist and develop slowly, but over time it can cause the nail to become discolored, thick, and brittle. The nail can also begin to separate from the nail bed and as the infection grows, it can spread to other nails and a foul odor may also be present.

Fungal nails are typically quite resistant to treatment and the slow growth of toenails can cause a problem such as this to take a while to fully resolve. Because the infection starts growing under the nail, topical medications are usually only temporary fixes and simply a way to prevent it from spreading.

Fortunately, Dr. Pinsker has several effective ways of treating a fungus problem and can provide you with steps to take that will prevent the infection from coming back. Monitor the health of your toenails, especially if you have a chronic disease such as diabetes or circulatory problems, as you may be prone to this toenail condition and could suffer serious consequences without appropriate treatment.

For more information on keeping your feet healthy, visit our homepage and click on the book, Got Feet to have a complimentary copy sent to you. Please call our office at (724) 225-7410 with any questions or concerns about your foot health or to discuss treatment options.