Fungal nail treatment for infections is a common type of general foot care. Our experienced podiatrists here at the Adelaide Podiatry Centres use a range of effective techniques and treatment methods to help you get rid of a fungal nail infection. If left untreated, affected nails can be permanently damaged and infection can spread to other, previously healthy nails. Secondary infections can also occur in the surrounding skin.
Fungus thrives in wet, warm areas. Fungal nail infection may have been caused from use of a communal area such as a shower or public change room, or it may be caused by a trauma suffered to the nails. The fungus itself is often caused by exposure to water or damp environments. But even the sweat accumulating in tight shoes can cause fungal nail problems. The first visible symptoms are often areas of yellow or white discolouration under the top end of a toenail, or perhaps crumbling and thickening of the nail.
The symptoms include discolouration and thickening of the nails. We can provide a clear diagnosis and we may send samples of the nail for culture if required. An appropriate fungal nail treatment plan will be created for you to alleviate any discomfort and improve the health and appearance of your nails. We are lucky at the Adelaide Podiatry Centres to have the gold standard in treatment. The Lunula Cold Laser which has the best success for eradicating nail fungus and is painless and convenient.