Fungal nails treatment
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Med fungal Nail Therapy
Fungal nails are thickened and discoloured nails which develop as a result of an infection in the skin under the nail known as the nail bed.
What are fungal nails?
A fungal nail infection is a common disease which affects the toenails causing them to become thick, discoloured and crumbly.
What is the cause of fungal nails?
Fungal nail infections develop when small microorganisms known as fungi enter the skin through small cuts and abrasions. Some factors which make a person more susceptible to fungal nail infections include;
- A genetic predisposition to fungal infection
- Working in warm, moist environments
- Poor circulation
- Constrictive footwear
- Increased perspiration
- Walking barefoot in areas such as swimming pools and gyms where the infection is likely to be spread.
How are fungal nails treated in podiatry?
A podiatrist may begin by trimming the nail with a file or a nail drill to reduce the thickness and to relieve any discomfort the nail may be causing. The infection itself can be treated using topical medications, or oral antifungal tablets can be prescribed. At chiropody.co.uk we also provide the innovative PACT® med fungal nail therapy photodynamic light therapy, this invoves the painless application of a LED light beam to destroy nail fungus.
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