Fungal Nail Infections


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What are Fungal Nail Infections?

Fungal nail infections are very common in adults. The affected nail can look yellow, green or brown but does not always cause discomfort. The nail may appear thickened and can be brittle or crumbly. Occasionally the nail can crumble away completely from the nail bed. Fungal nail infections are usually caused by athlete’s foot or fungal skin infections. Around 30% of people with skin infections have Fungal nail infections in the toe nails.

What should I do if I think I have a Nail infection?

It is important to have your nails checked by a HcPC Chiropodist or Podiatrist. Fungal nail infections are very common but are very difficult to treat. They can be mistaken for traumatic thickened nails , in-growing toe nails and other nail pathologies. Rarely fungal nail infections could actually be more serious pathology such as infection or systemic conditions.

How can a Chiropodist or Podiatrist help?

After an initial consultation we will discuss your treatment options. Fungal nail infections can be treated with topical agents which you apply to the nail or anti-fungal tablets for an extended period of time which are prescribed by your GP. A routine chiropody treatment should be pain free and you will be given further information to improve the overall health of your feet.

How to Book an appointment?

A Routine Initial consultation is 30 minutes and is £52 which will include assessment and treatment.

For further information and to book an appointment contact : 020 8778 9050

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