• Lakewood Foot and Ankle Specialists

    Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon & Wound Care Specialist located in Dallas, TX

Big Toe Fungus Treatment

At Lakewood Foot and Ankle Specialists, we understand how big toe fungus, also known as onychomycosis, can affect your foot health and self-confidence. As the leading podiatric specialists in Dallas, we offer a comprehensive approach to treating this condition, focusing on eliminating the infection and preventing recurrence.

Understanding Big Toe Fungus

Onychomycosis is a common fungal infection that affects the toenails, most often the big toe. It typically begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of the toenail. As the infection goes deeper, it can cause the nail to discolor, thicken, and crumble at the edge. If left untreated, it can become painful and spread to other toes.

Our Approach to Big Toe Fungus Treatment

Our protocol for treating big toe fungus is thorough, personalized, and effective. It begins with a comprehensive assessment to confirm the diagnosis and evaluate the extent of the infection. Diagnostic tools might include taking a small sample of the affected nail for lab testing.

Once the diagnosis is confirmed, we devise a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Depending on the severity of the infection, this could include:

  • Topical Medications: These are applied directly to the nail and are often effective for mild to moderate infections.
  • Oral Antifungal Drugs: For more severe or stubborn infections, oral antifungal medications might be prescribed. These work by promoting the growth of new, uninfected nail.
  • Laser Treatment: We also offer advanced laser treatment, a safe and effective option that targets and destroys the fungus without damaging the surrounding tissue.

Home Care Tips for Big Toe Fungus

While professional medical treatment is crucial for effectively eliminating toenail fungus, certain measures at home can aid the treatment process and prevent future infections:

  1. Maintain Good Foot Hygiene: Keep your feet clean and dry, especially after public showers or pools. Change socks regularly, and opt for breathable footwear.
  2. Avoid Barefoot in Public Areas: Wear flip-flops or sandals in public showers, locker rooms, and around pools to prevent exposure to fungus.
  3. Trim Your Nails Correctly: Trim your nails straight across and file down thickened areas. Avoid cutting nails too short as it may lead to ingrown toenails.

With Lakewood Foot and Ankle Specialists, you are in the best hands. Led by Dr. Patrick Burge, our team is committed to offering the highest quality care for all your podiatric needs. Don’t let big toe fungus hinder your life – let us help you step confidently into a fungus-free future.

I love Dr. McClurkin and Dr. Burge! Everyone is so helpful and they really know what they're doing. I will definitely see them again!
I have plantar fasciitis in both feet and suffered with pain on and off for many years. After trying another round of steroids with little improvement (this time the left foot was the culprit of my pain), Dr. Burge suggested I try their Lunula Laser. I must say I was skeptical at something for which I didn't see or feel anything during treatment. After completing the 6th round I realized I was not feeling the stabbing pain in my heel, that I had used my water socks and been at the pool with no pain afterwards, and I had worn my dressy sandals all weekend long and not complained of pain in my left foot at all! Now, that was a huge success for me! My right foot is acting up a bit now. I know what to do this time. No more steroids! It will be Lunula Laser for me!
Thank you for your excellent care. 🙏🏾💜
Dr Burge does a fantastic job especially with wound care and the office staff are super nice!
Dr. Burge is an amazing provider! I would refer all my friends and family to his office! ❤❤
Dr.Burge and his team are amazing!! I came in with an issue with my toe and he gave me a quick and simple solution. Dr. Burge's bedside manner is incredible, he is patient and takes the time to thoroughly explain his findings. I'd highly recommend him to anyone!
Dr. Burge has an exceptional bedside manner and is an excellent surgeon!
I was referred from a friend who had dr Burge help with his diabetic foot ulcer. My son came in for an ingrown toenail and we could not have been happier with the experience. The staff was fantastic, super friendly and very helpful. Dr burge is a younger guy related well to my teenage son and was very clear in his explanation of what was going on and how the procedure would progress.We would highly recommend him and his office as a great place to go.
UNFORTUNATELY broke my toe multiple times in the same year. FORTUNATELY I found Dr Burge. One of the kindest doctors I've ever met and such an efficient office. I never had to wait more than 5-10 minutes to be seen. I think my toe kept breaking because it liked him that much!
I can’t say enough about dr burge. His bedside manner is something I crave in every interaction I have. My foot could scare a grown man, and he made me feel like I could be a foot model. His attention to detail and gentle touch will never be forgotten.
Dr. Burge treated my ankle pain and it has not returned.
Excellent definitely Foot and Ankle Specialists, will go here for all of my lower extremity issues!
The front office staff was very friendly. Lulu gave great advice when making the appointment, which put me at ease. Dr Burge is very professional and kind. I will definitely return to this office.
I can’t say enough good things about this office! Not an appointment you want to have to make, but they make the experience so much better! Professional, friendly, knowledgeable and they truly care about you.
Absolutely an amazing doctor and staff! Top Doc!
Great experience from the moment I walked into this clinic, Lulu greeted me and was really patient about answering all my questions.
Lulu was so kind and the place was fast and efficient!
The wait time is quick and staff is kind
Dr.Burge was kind and professional!! And very knowledgeable staff
Had a great appointment with Dr. Burge! He is very patient & knowledgeable and I did not feel rushed at all. He took time to address the issues I was having & was able to correct them while I was there!
In and out. Very thorough. The Dr. Is very nice and explains everything in detail. Respects his patients. The other staff including front desk are all very kind and courteous.
Friendly staff
Great office staff. And I like that the doctor is never to busy t[ answer all your questions.
Great service, Wonderful doctor, and Superb staff. I can't express how great of care Lakewood Foot and Ankle Special done for me. Awesome 👌 work!!!!
I was pleasantly surprised with Dr.Burge's professional manner and would recommend him to anyone who needs a Podiatrist. Very knowledgeable on every level.
THE Best Podiatrist in this 5 mile radius of town (White Rock Lake)! No one comes close to Dr. Burge.He takes the time to answer your questions and actually cares about his patients. An expert in bunion surgery, trauma AND wound care! 🤘🏼

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  • Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM


1130 Beachview St Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75218

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