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Fungal Nail Infection

At Foot Foundation, we understand the inconvenience and embarrassment caused by fungal nail infections. This condition, also known as onychomycosis, occurs when fungi infect one or more toenails, causing discoloration, thickening, and brittleness.

Understanding Fungal Nail Infections

Fungal nail infections often start as a white or yellow spot under the tip of the nail and can spread, causing the nail to thicken, crumble, or develop an unpleasant odor. Factors such as warm and moist environments, poor circulation, and weakened immune systems can contribute to their development.

Treatment Options

At Foot Foundation, we offer a comprehensive range of effective treatments tailored to address fungal nail infections:

  1. Topical Antifungal Medications: Specialized antifungal creams or nail lacquers are applied directly to the infected nails to eliminate the fungus gradually.

  2. Oral Antifungal Medications: In severe cases or when topical treatments are ineffective, oral antifungal medications may be prescribed to combat the infection from within.

  3. Lunula Cold Laser Therapy: This innovative treatment uses low-level laser therapy to target the fungus in the nail bed without causing damage to the surrounding tissues.

  4. Clearanail Procedure: Micro-drilling technology helps to penetrate and treat the infected nail more effectively, allowing antifungal agents to reach the affected area.

  5. Photodynamic Therapy: A combination of light and photosensitizing medication helps to destroy fungal cells and promote healthy nail growth.

  6. Surgical Removal (if necessary): In severe cases or when other treatments fail, our podiatrists may recommend surgical removal of the infected nail to facilitate new nail growth.

  7. Mechanical and Chemical Debridement: Removal of infected nail material through mechanical debridement coupled with chemical debridement aids in reducing the spread of the infection and enhances the effectiveness of other treatments.

Preventative Measures

We emphasize the importance of preventive measures to avoid fungal nail infections. Proper foot hygiene, regular nail trimming, wearing breathable footwear, and avoiding walking barefoot in public areas can reduce the risk of infection.

Ready to Restore Healthy Nails? Schedule a Consultation

Regain confidence in your feet by scheduling an appointment with our Foot Foundation podiatrists. We're dedicated to offering professional care and a comprehensive array of effective treatments to help you overcome fungal nail infections and restore healthy, clear nails.