The holidays are a season of ups and downs. Families come together, share big meals, exchange gifts, and more. People put up decorations and generally want to spread cheer and holiday spirit. However, all the hustle and bustle can also be stressful. The last thing you want to worry about are unsightly, infected toenails. Yet, instead of hiding your toes behind your favorite fuzzy holiday socks, now is the time to treat your toenail fungus and give yourself the gift of clear, healthy nails.
The holidays are the best time to think about fixing your fungal toenails for several reasons. Treating your fungal infection now helps time your treatment and recovery so that your toes are much clearer and healthier looking by the time sandal season rolls around again.
Treating a fungal nail infection takes time. Even when antifungal treatments eliminate the infection, the hard keratin needs a while to grow new, healthy tissue, so it will be several months between the time you start treatment and when your nails are clear and healthy-looking again. This means your nails will be recovering during the cold, wintery months when you’ll keep your toes covered and protected anyway.
Then, when summer sandal season arrives and you want to wear your favorite open-toed shoes to show off your feet, your nails will have already gone through their recovery and cleared up.
The holidays are also a perfect time because it’s an excuse to pamper your lower limbs and give yourself the gift of healthy feet. The holidays can be stressful, but investing in your feet can be a great gift to yourself—or to a loved one struggling with an infection.
If you’re living with embarrassing, unsightly fungal toenails, now is the perfect time to consider your treatment options. Our team at Family Foot Care & Surgery, LLC will be happy to help you decide what will be best for your infected nails and your unique needs, so your toes get back to their beautiful selves as quickly as possible. Call our Connecticut offices at (203) 876-7736 for Milford or (203) 288-4055 for Hamden for more information, or to schedule a consultation to get your nails clear again.