Fungal Toenails

fungal toenailFungal toenails are sometimes difficult to diagnose without seeing a professional but may be identifiable by white spots on the surface of toenails, yellow / brown tracks at the end of the nail, similar tracks extending up from the cuticle or crumbling at the nail edges.

At their worst they can cause total destruction or deformity of the nail and may spread to other toenails or may spread to the skin of the foot leading to athletes foot.

Many people find fungal infections are very slow to spread and are completely painless. They are common in active adults those with diabetes and seniors

Your chiropodist will assess your nails.You may be suffering from one of the following forms of fungal infection:

  • White superficial onychomycosis
  • Distal (lateral) subungal onychomycosis
  • Proximal (lateral) subungal onychomycosis
  • Total dystrophic onychomycosis

Your Chiropodist will discuss with you appropriate treatments having assessed other possibilities which may have led to nail deformity, discolouration or crumbling or trauma.

Often different approaches are available, including conservative management of the nail, pharmacological treatments or even fungal nail laser surgery!

Contact us today to book an appointment or to find out more about the foot treatments we offer.

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