Fungal Toenails

Fungal toenails are caused by several strains of fungus known as dermatophytes and are commonly picked up within warm, damp environments such as swimming pools and changing rooms. They are very common in active adults and the older population but they can happen at any age.

Fungal infections can be long standing, highly contagious and cause unsightly discolouration and continual thickening of the toenail. This can make wearing shoes uncomfortable particularly when walking or exercising. Over time the infection can cause deformity of the nail and may even spread to the other toenails or the skin leading to athletes foot.

Trauma nails and other various medical conditions such as psoriatic nails can be mistaken for a fungal nail infection, meaning the over-the-counter medication you are using is a waste of your time, effort and money.

How we can help

A podiatrist will be able to assess, advise and give you a correct diagnosis for the appropriate treatment to kill the fungus. We offer the highly effective, most up-to-date technology on the market today at our clinic - Clearanail Pro®. With over a 70% success rate in the treatment of common nail fungus with results being visible within 2-8 weeks!

Common presentations of a fungal toenail may appear:
  • Thickened
  • Crumbly or brittle
  • Distorted in shape or lifting from the nail bed
  • Without a healthy shine
  • A white, yellow or brown discolouration
  • Slight smell