Fungal Nail Infections
Fungal nail infections can often present as thickened, yellowed, and deformed or nails with a damaged appearance. They can often be very difficult to treat with many lotions and potions on the market which claim to treat but often did not improve the situation. We have seen a huge growth in the number of patients who present with these nail concerns and are mostly due to the introduction of many nail bars and beauty salons which cut nails and give pedicure treatments without using sterilised equipment. There are many different treatments available and by seeing a podiatrist they can correctly diagnose your condition (there are many other diagnosis for nail concerns other than just a fungal infection) and offer appropriate treatment options which have been shown to work in a Podiatry setting. Many patients leave their damaged nails with the hope that they will improve on their own but often the condition worsens over time and can spread to other toes and even other family members.
If you notice any of these changes please see us for a check up:
- Thickened nails
- White spots on nails
- Lifting of the nail either partially or whole nail.
- Yellow or green discolouration of the nail
- Black mark on the nail
- Callous building up underneath your nail
- Ridges or bumps on your nails.
- Dry, brittle or flaking nails
- Any pain associated with your nail
- Redness, swelling or puss surrounding any part of the nail
Do you require Foot Health advice? We can help. Contact us today to arrange an appointment using the contact form or use the contact page for further details.
Kerry Hunter Podiatry is a home visiting Podiatry service covering Central and West Fife. During each podiatry appointment I will provide preventative care, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of a wide range of problems affecting the feet and lower limbs.