Overland Park Office - 10701 Nall Ave., Suite 120, Overland Park, KS 66211
Blue Springs Office - 1050 South Outer Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015

Overland 913-381-5515
Blue Springs 816-228-9393

Fungal infection of the toenails are often treated with topical or anti-fungal medications to rid the nails of the fungus and keep the fungus from re-infecting the nails. Dry, clean feet are vital to keeping your toenails fungus free. Applying over-the-counter medications is the first step to ridding your toenails of fungus. If OTC treatments are ineffective, consult a podiatrist for alternative treatment methods.

To prevent fungus of the toenails, follow these tips and practice basic foot care techniques daily:

  • Never share nail clippers or nail files
  • Don’t share socks or shoes
  • Don’t cut your nails too short, as trauma to the nail can lead to infection
  • Wear dry, cotton socks and change them often to keep your feet dry
  • Wear dry shoes that allow air to circulate around your feet
  • Wear shower shoes or sandals when visiting a public pool or shower

Contact Dr. Sheldon Fleishman if you have fungus of the toenails and over-the-counter treatments have proven ineffective – Overland Park: 913-381-5515 or Blue Springs: 816-228-9393.