Nail Fungus Treatments in Philadelphia

Say Goodbye to Yellow Nails With Our State-of-the-Art Nail Care

Meeting Point Health is a leading functional medicine clinic in Philadelphia that has successfully treated many patients who suffer from nail fungus infections.

Fungal infections of the nails are very common and most often occur in the toenails, with thickened, discolored nails, that may also have changes in nail texture or distorted nail shape. Though most symptoms of this infection are cosmetic, thick and overgrown toenails can make walking or wearing shoes difficult or painful.

Nail Fungus Treatments in Philadelphia

Meeting Point Health can help meet your nail care needs: 

  • Eliminate the fungal infection to allow healthy nail regrowth
  • Provide nail care treatment and aftercare instructions to prevent new infections
  • Perform testing to find and treat the source of the initial infection

From medical-grade laser therapy to functional medicine, our holistic approach to medicine enables us to treat your immediate concerns and steward your health for the long term.

What Is The Cause Of Painful, Yellow Nails?

There are a variety of reasons why someone might experience painful, yellow nails. Some common culprits include fungal infections, autoimmune disorders such as psoriasis, and underlying health issues such as thyroid disease or diabetes.

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, reach out to Meeting Point Health for an evaluation. We can help determine the cause of your symptoms and get you on the path to relief.

Symptoms of Nail Fungus Infection

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms and suspect that you have a fungal nail infection, contact your healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. This is important, as nail fungus can be a sign of a more serious underlying condition in some cases.

The symptoms of a nail fungal infection include:

  • Thickening of nails
  • Nail discoloration, such as a white spot, brown or yellow streak
  • Distorted nail shape or changes in texture of nails
  • Brittle or weak nails
  • Foul odor from nails
  • Nail pain or tenderness
  • Swelling around the nail
  • Separation of the nail from its nail bed
  • Dry, itchy skin

Contact Meeting Point Health in Philadelphia today for nail fungus diagnosis and treatment with one of our expert providers.

Causes of Nail Fungus Infection

There are several different causes of fungal nail infections, including:

  • Poor nail hygiene
  • Moist and warm environment
  • Not keeping feet clean and dry
  • Excessive sweating
  • Trauma or injury to the nail
  • Aging
  • Weak immune system
  • Family history of fungal nail infection
  • Other underlying disease processes, such as psoriasis or poorly controlled diabetes

It is important to keep in mind that not all yellow or thickened nails are caused by fungal infections and in some cases, could be a symptom of a serious underlying condition. Therefore, evaluation by a healthcare provider is essential for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Call to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced healthcare providers and let us help determine the root cause of your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan.

How Treatment Can Help With Nail Fungus

Fungal infections of the nails are more than just a cosmetic issue – they can cause a host of additional symptoms and can harm your overall health. If left untreated, the fungal infection could cause pain, and difficulty walking, permanently damage your nails, and even spread to other areas of the body. 

Ways To Treat Nail Fungus Infection

Aerolase Laser

The Aerolase Neo Elite is a medical laser that delivers gentle yet concentrated heat and light through the nail bed and skin to eliminate infections and stimulate the regrowth of healthy tissue. Patients can resume normal activity right after treatment, and new, healthy nails will replace the old nails in 3 to 12 months. It is important to carefully follow the aftercare instructions to prevent contracting a new infection.

Functional Medicine Testing

At our Philadelphia location, functional medicine testing is often our first step in treating any disorder, including nail fungus. We test different body systems to get a better picture of your baseline health and help identify the root cause of your condition.

Tests we perform for fungal infections include:

How To Prevent Nail Fungus Infections

Some common ways to prevent nail fungus infection include:

  • Keep fingers and toenails clean and cut short
  • Keep hands and feet clean and dry
  • Do not walk barefoot in public places, such as locker rooms
  • Do not share nail clippers with others and sanitize between uses

Skin & Nail Care Specialists in Philadelphia

Our functional medicine specialists take a holistic approach to your skin and nail health. We not only treat your fungal nail infection with topical or laser treatments but also offer fungal testing to find the root cause of the infection.

At Meeting Point Health, our skin and nail specialists take a multifaceted approach, aiming to:

  • Alleviate your nail fungus symptoms
  • Treat the infection from the source
  • Heal your nails and the surrounding tissues
  • Prevent widespread fungal infection
  • Begin a skin and nail care regimen to prevent recurrence of infection

Meeting Point’s nail fungal treatment protocol is comprehensive and holistic, making sure to follow up with testing to treat the underlying cause of your fungal infection to help keep it from returning.

Contact Meeting Point Health Today to Learn More About Nail Fungus Treatment

Nail fungus is not only a cosmetic issue, as it can make walking or even wearing shoes painful. There is also a small risk of the fungal infection spreading throughout your body if left untreated. In addition to managing your symptoms with traditional medicine, our providers also take your care a step further to explore why you’re experiencing a particular condition. This allows you to treat the source of your ailment, rather than just the symptoms.

At Meeting Point, we understand that every condition stems from an imbalance elsewhere in the body. We aim to find and heal that imbalance so you can live a richer, healthier life. Meeting Point’s integrative healthcare solutions can help you eliminate nail fungus and stop it from returning.

Call to schedule your initial consultation with one of our expert healthcare providers if you’re ready to experience what compassionate, holistic care can do for you. 

Nail Fungus Treatment FAQs

Laser treatment for nail fungus is safe, quick, and highly effective to treat nail fungus. The treatments are quick, with little to no discomfort to the patient. All nails are treated in the affected area and you may be prescribed creams or topical medications to treat your symptoms as well. After the treatment, patients can resume their daily activities as normal, with zero downtime.

Laser treatments are very effective in clearing nail fungus infections, with only one or two treatments necessary to clear the infection. The treatment process takes only 30 minutes per session, but the results of the treatment are not immediate, as it takes anywhere from 3-12 months for the new, non-infected nail to grow.

Nail fungus treatment can have major implications on your overall health and well-being. You want to treat your fungal infection not only for cosmetic reasons but to treat your symptoms as well. If left untreated, a fungal infection may become a widespread infection, having more serious implications for your health. 

No, the laser treatment itself does not hurt and should not be uncomfortable, but you may experience heat within the treated area from the laser. The vast majority of patients do not feel anything at all during their laser treatments.

Reserve Your Appointment Today

For more information on laser hair removal in Philadelphia, or to reserve an appointment, contact Meeting Point Health today!