Ugly Toenail Syndrome!

If you want to avoid Ugly Toenail Syndrome, this message is for you…

An injured toenail can lead to an unfortunate lifelong cosmetic problem. We’ve seen many of these over the years.

Having us evaluate an injured toenail as early as possible is your best chance of avoiding a long-term problem. Sometimes an injured toenail can be saved. Other times, removing an injured nail and having a new one grow back is the best solution.

Another reason an injured nail should be addressed immediately is the risk of fungus. An injured toenail can create an opening for a germ like fungus to enter. If fungus invades an injured toenail, a favorable result isn’t certain.

The best things to do for an injured toenail are to apply an antibiotic cream such as Neosporin, wear a Band-Aid on the toe, and wear looser-fitting shoes.

An injured toenail that is loose and/or dark should be looked at immediately because the risk of infection is higher.

Anyone with diabetes is at an even greater risk of an infection.

Don’t take the chance of having an injured toenail become a long-term cosmetic problem. Some people can’t show their feet in public because of an injury that resulted in a permanent condition.

It’s usually easy for us to fix an injured toenail.

Please let us know how we can serve you best.

To Healthy Feet,

Dr. Betschart
203-791-0466

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