Do you have toenail fungus?

Doctor Arti Amin

Toenail fungus is a common condition that typically begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail.[1] About 14% of Americans suffer from fungal nail infections,[2] with fungal infections responsible for 50% of all nail diseases.[3] Having nail fungus is usually painless at the beginning. As the fungal infection goes deeper, nail fungus may cause your nail to discolor, thicken and crumble at the edge. A more severe case may make wearing shoes painful.[4]

If you are seeing discoloration in your toenail or thickening of the toenail, you might want to come in and get tested for toenail fungus. Early diagnosis and treatment are recommended for everyone who has nail fungus. Caught early and treated, a fungal nail infection is likely to clear easily and a healthy nail will regrow in its place. Unlike many other podiatry clinics, Dr. Arti C. Amin prioritizes getting to the root cause of what why you have toenail fungus. She can then evaluate how severe it is, so as to provide the best treatment plan for you.

Dr. Arti C. Amin is focused on getting to the root cause of the problem. She will examine and run tests so as to fully understand the reasons why toenail fungus exists on your toenails. Fungal nail infections are caused by various fungal organisms. The most common cause is a type of fungus called dermatophyte. Yeast and molds can also cause nail infections.[5] For a less severe case, Dr. Amin may simply recommend a topical fungal treatment. She’ll tell you exactly how often to apply and for how long. However, in some severe cases, she may recommend an appropriate internal medication to treat the fungus. A severe case of nail fungus can be painful and may cause permanent damage to your nails. In some cases, it could lead to other serious infections that spread beyond your feet if you have a suppressed immune system due to medication, diabetes or other conditions.

While some podiatrists may offer laser treatment as a quick esthetic solution, Dr. Amin does not prescribe laser treatment for nail fungus as it does not treat the root cause of the problem. Unfortunately, repeat infections are common.[6] Dr. Amin is determined to address the cause of your toenail fungus so that it does not return. She can also offer you specific advice, tailored to your unique situation, to prevent the fungus from returning

Fed Up of Ugly Toenails?

Toenail fungus can be a real eyesore. Many are ashamed of the way it looks and tend to wear closed toe shoes to hide their nails. Worse still, it may be painful and make walking difficult. Don’t delay treatment for your toenail fungus; it will not cure itself. Dr. Amin has the knowledge and experience to create the best treatment plan for your specific case. Once Dr. Amin treats your toenail fungus, head over to the Medical Foot Spa at the same location to get your toenail restored back to beautiful!

Corona Medical Foot Spa provides Keryflex Toenail Restoration services which offers both treatments for toenail fungus and reconstruction therapy, so you can confidently wear open toe shoes again.

To book an appointment with Dr. Amin to address toenail fungus, CALL: 951-444-5327


[1] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/nail-fungus/symptoms-causes/syc-20353294

[2] Ghannoum MA, Hajjeh RA, Scher R, Konnikov N, Gupta AK, et al. (2000) A large-scale North American study of fungal isolates from nails: the frequency of onychomycosis, fungal distribution, and antifungal susceptibility patterns. J Am Acad Dermatol 43: 641–648.

[3] Scher RK (1994) Onychomycosis is more than a cosmetic problem. Br J Dermatol 130: 15. 

[4] https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/contagious-skin-diseases/nail-fungus#symptoms

[5] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/nail-fungus/symptoms-causes/syc-20353294

[6] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/nail-fungus/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353300