Fungal toenail infections (technically known as Onychomycosis) occur when a fungal infection establishes beneath the nail plate. A fungal infection can be extremely difficult to treat with over-the-counter medication as the medication cannot penetrate to the nail bed to fight the infection.
This is where we step in. At Merivale Podiatry, we offer a specialised treatment plan for fungal nail infections. Early intervention is best, giving us the best chance to fight off the infection as quickly as possible.
What are the signs of fungal toenails?
- Yellow, white or black coloured toenails
- Oddly shaped toenails
- Crumbly toenails
- Raised or separated toenails
- Red, itchy or flaky skin
- Little blisters
- Burning, pain, or cracks between your toes
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, come see one of our expert podiatrists as soon as possible.
What happens during a consultation?
Traumatized nails and fungal nail infections can look very similar, so it is important to take the time and expert care to diagnose properly. We have the ability to do an on-the-spot analysis of a specimen to detect fungus in under five minutes. This enables us to treat you effectively and efficiently.
Merivale Podiatry is one of a limited number of clinics in the country who offer Clearanail—an innovative way to treat Fungal Nail Infections. It’s based on Controlled Micro Penetration (CMP), a process which drills tiny holes in the nail plate. These tiny holes in your nail allow topical fungal treatments to reach your nailbed in much higher concentration levels than otherwise possible. Results are typically visible in 2-8 weeks and most patients only require one session. So don’t wait around!
Are you diabetic?
If you have diabetes, it’s important to have your toenails, feet and skin checked regularly as you have a heightened risk of fungal nail infections. Take a look at our Diabetes Assessment page to find out more.
Don’t let that fungal infection slow you down! Book an appointment with us and get back to doing what you love best.