Fungal Nail

What is a Fungal Nail Infection?

A Fungal Nail Infection occurs from the overgrowth of fungi in, under, or on the nail. Fungi thrive in warm, moist environments, so they are able to naturally overpopulate on our feet.

Why do I need treatment for Fungal Nail Infections?

Long standing fungal nail infections are very destructive to the nail plate; the nail will discolour, thicken over time and crumble away in patches. This tends to leave the nail that is at risk of secondary bacterial infection and from ingrowing toenails. Early signs of fungal infection are discoloration at the tip of the nail; there may be loosening of the nail plate and irritation at the nail edges. Seeking treatment early offers more chances to eradicate the fungus and keep the nail looking healthy.
Fungal Nail before treatment
A fungal nail before treatment
Fungal Nail after treatment
A fungal nail after treatment

How can you treat Fungal Nail Infections?

Fungal Nail Infections are diagnosed by our podiatrists who can provide the most appropriate course of treatment which may include nail lacquers and topical creams. If the infected nail edge is causing an ingrown toenail, we may perform a partial nail ablation (PNA) under local anesthetic to cure both problems. For longstanding infection, we may recommend the removal of the whole nail under a local anesthetic whilst treating the nail bed to kill the fungus.

If you have a fungal infection it is our aim to provide the very best care, give you the best chance to keep your feet looking great, enhance your mobility and keep you comfortable.

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