Nail fungus is a fungal infection which is an unsightly, unpleasant and potentially painful problem that may begin as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail, and then it spreads deeper into your nail, causing your nail to discolour, thicken and develop crumbling edges. You may experience anything from toenail bruising, horrific odour and discharges, to entire nail shrinkage. The infection can be difficult to treat but medications and treatment methods are available to help clear up nail fungus. The future good health of your nails rests on you taking action to remedy the problem and take suitable precautions to avoid future infections from developing.
Treatment for nail fungus could consist of creams or oral treatments or even surgery may be required, although very rarely. Removal of the infected nail can be performed to permit direct application of a topical antifungal. Avoid damp, warm shoes and boots whenever possible to prevent fungal progression.
Getting your nail back to normal can take many months so be patient and meticulous in your care and maintenance for timely success. Wear footwear in communal wet areas such as swimming pools and public areas so as not to spread any infection you have or pick up new infections from others. Give the recovering nail some extraordinary devotion after showering and make sure to sanitise your nail tools with spirits so you don’t spread the fungus to other nails. Sleep in clean, loose, thin socks that breathe well and never put fashion nail polish on infected nails.
Your doctor may suggest removing your nail, however, we at Nail Fungus Clinic achieve highly effective results with laser treatment. We want to give you back your beautiful nails by killing the parasitic fungi. With a course of laser therapy, we aim to rid you of painful, unsightly nails until your healthy nails grow back completely. Treating nail fungus with a laser avoids the risks and negative side effects of chemical topical treatments and oral medications. It’s safe, it’s quick and it works!
If you have diabetes you must take extra care in the course of treatment you undertake for nail fungus. Naturally, your body will take longer to heal bacterial infections, especially in toenails. It is recommended that you check with a physician and promptly commence an appropriate treatment plan as if left untreated could cause severe problems with long-lasting effects, including gangrene and surgery. Therefore laser light nail fungus treatment would be an excellent consideration to get fast and effective results. Contact our referral centre today for more information.