Ingrown nails, the most common nail impairment, are nails whose corners or sides dig painfully into the soft tissue of nail grooves, often leading to irritation, redness, and swelling. Usually, toenails grow straight out. Sometimes...
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Fingernails and toenails are places where germs and dirt hide. They can also be infected by fungi, which are plant organisms like molds or yeasts. They're the most common agents for nail infections, specifically...
Athlete's foot is a skin disease caused by a fungus, usually occurring between the toes. The fungus most commonly attacks the feet because shoes create a warm, dark, and humid environment which encourages fungus growth. The warmth...
Fungal infection of the nail, or onychomycosis, is often ignored because the infection can be present for years without causing any pain. The disease is characterized by a progressive change...
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that affects the lives of about 16 million people in the United States, 5.4 million of whom are unaware that they even have the disease. Every day, 2,200 new cases...
In our pursuit of healthy bodies, pain can be an enemy. In some instances, however, it is of biological benefit. Pain that occurs right after an injury or early in an illness may play a protective role...
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition of nerve impairment, sometimes caused by illnesses such as Diabetes. It is characterized by pain, tingling, burning or numbness in the feet or hands...
A neuroma is a painful condition, also referred to as a “pinched nerve” or a nerve tumor. It is a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes. It brings on pain, a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot...
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Laser fungal removal
4/11/2021Hi gift giver First we need to confirm your fungal nail infection by sending a sample to be cultured. Then we go over all the options you have for fungal treatments. A lot of times if it's just one toenail and it's fairly new, we try to treat it by topical anti-fungals. If the fungal infection is very severe and involves more than 2-3 toes per foot, most likely the laser by itself won't work. We usually recommend combination therapies such as topical and laser or topical and pill. We usually see better result after performing minimum of three laser treatments. I hope this helps. -Dr. Roohian
We need to get a nail biopsy to see if there are any signs of fungal growth. If fungal infection is the issue you we can schedule a laser fungal consultation or you can try topical or oral medications, depending on severity of the infection. -Dr. Roohian
Dear Angie A lot of times, Gamglion cysts don't have to be removed. Depending on the size and their location, we decide on removing it surgically. Sometimes, we can try to aspirate the fluid with large syringe. I think the best way to discuss your treatment options is to make appointment with us. Our consultation is $100 for cash patients. If you need procedures, we can give you more discounts. Feel free to call us or make appointment on line. Good luck. -Dr Roohian