Fungal Infection of the nail
What is it and what are the symptoms?
When a nail is infected by a fungus the nails become discoloured and thickened in appearance.
The nails may become brittle and flaky and the colour of the nails can present as white, black, yellow or green.
There may be no pain in the initial stages of the fungal infection and if left can lead to further tissue damage which will prolong healing. Foot odour may be present.
What causes them?
Several types of fungus cause nail infections.
Athletes foot is a common fungal skin infection of the toes that can easily spread to the toenails.
Candida is another potential cause and is a yeast that can cause an infection of the skin around the nails (usually the fingernails).
There are several factors that increase the risk of a fungal nail infection, such as:
wearing shoes that cause hot sweaty feet, or being in a humid environment
regular damage to the nail or skin
having poor health, or certain health conditions such as diabetes or psoriasis.
What is the treatment?
Sheridan Foot Health will undertake a full foot health assessment and a treatment plan will be devised to suit your individual needs and requirements. Treatment is not always needed if your infection is mild. Fungal nail infections can be usually be treated and cured. Once assessed the nails may be burred to reduce the thickness and to trim the fungus from the nail.
Where applicable, use of revolutionary treatment using Clearanail. For More Information http://www.clearanail.com/home-page
How do I book an appointment?
Contact the team on 02392 388149 or 07795 522700 for a consultation and treatment.