Infections of the nails and skin
Fungal Nails (Onychomycosis)
This is an infection of the nail bed and nail plate with fungus. Fungally infected nails often become thickened and quite brittle and if left untreated the nail can worsen in appearance.
Your podiatrist can remove some of the superficial fungus and improve appearance with the use of a drill. Superficial infection can be treated with a topical anti-fungal solution that can be prescribed.
About 20% of the population will experience a fungal infection. Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection of the skin of the foot that can be treated with an anti-fungal skin preparation alongside preventative advice. Many types of fungus can occur on the feet and nails, we can obtain a sample for lab analysis if necessary.