How Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Treats Fungal Infections in Aging Feet

Generally, fungal infections are rarely life-threatening, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a real and significant toll on older adults’ feet. Someone managing preexisting conditions—such as diabetes, immune system disorders, untreated wounds, and poor circulation—might develop additional complications both with their primary medical issue and struggle to resolve foot and other infections.

Depending on the cause of your infection, its symptoms, and any other health conditions you may have, your podiatrist might recommend: 

  • Using over-the-counter creams and ointments to resolve mild cases of athlete’s foot or toenail fungus
  • Taking prescription-strength medication to kill more stubborn infections and prevent their immediate recurrence. 
  • The surgical or chemical removal of a toenail that’s too damaged or too badly infected to recover by itself.

Minor fungal infections that aren’t painful or don’t cause any noticeable discomfort can typically be treated at home, but you should make an appointment with one of our podiatrists in Caldwell or Meridian today if you have diabetes or experience worrying symptoms like extreme itchiness or changes to the color and texture of your feet and nails.

Dr. P. Roman Burk
Providing experienced private practice podiatry services in the Caldwell and Meridian, ID area since 2007.