Fungal nail infections (Onychomycosis) are commonly seen by a Podiatrist. Some research reports that 35 million people worldwide, with seniors at a 50% risk, have a fungal nail. Whilst common, there are treatments for fungal nails, depending on the severity.
Our Podiatrists will help identify and manage your fungal nail infections. Interestingly, there are four general types of fungal infections:
- Superficial Onychomycosis
- Distal or proximal Superficial Onychomycosis
- Distal Lateral Superficial Onychomycosis
- Total Dystrophic Onychomycosis
Each type appear differently, and their treatments change. There are a range of topical over the counter treatments available, laser therapies, along with oral medications prescribed by GPs.
Sometimes, thick toe nails mimic fungal infections. How do you tell the difference? Book a consult with us and our Podiatrists can investigate this for you.