Schweiger Dermatology Group
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Schweiger Dermatology Group - Broadway
1727 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Call: 212-203-0908
Manhattan Center for Dermatology

Complaints about athlete’s foot are very common, but what most people don’t realize is that itchy, peeling, smelly, cracked feet can be caused by either foot fungus or fungal toenail infections.

These types of fungal overgrowths are normally just unpleasant and embarrassing, but for some immunocompromised people, they can actually be dangerous because they may turn into more serious problems. Here’s what you can do to treat and stop toe fungus before it becomes truly problematic.

Visit the Dermatologist Promptly

Waiting to seek treatment for a foot fungus is the worst thing you can do. While you are waiting, the fungus can spread to other parts of the body, making it even more difficult to get rid of. Since they primarily focus on the skin, a dermatologist is the best person to help you treat a foot fungus.

They can make sure that your health issues are not caused by any dangerous conditions like skin cancers, and then your dermatologist can confirm that you do have a skin fungus. At your dermatologist’s office, you can find the treatment that works best for you.

Use an Antifungal Cream for Foot Fungus

There are plenty of over the counter medications that dermatologists recommend for patients with a foot fungus. When looking for a treatment, try to find one that is clearly marked as an antifungal remedy for the feet.

There are sprays or powders that can help a little bit, but most dermatologists agree that creams are more effective for fungus on the feet because they thoroughly coat the skin and sink below the surface.

Use Oral Antifungals for Toenail Fungus

There is no way to get a cream or spray underneath the beds of toe nails where fungus may be lurking. Therefore, the best option is a pill that you can take for a few months to inhibit fungus growth throughout the body. These are highly effective at treating toenail fungus, so talk to your dermatologist about getting a prescription for antifungal pills instead of just using topical ointments.

If you are suffering from a foot or toenail fungus, do not struggle with it on your own. At our Manhattan and Scarsdale locations, we can provide treatment that will help you to get rid of fungus once and for all. Call Manhattan Center for Dermatology today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you treat your foot or toenail fungus.

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