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Fungal Nail Treatment Parkside

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Fungal Nail Treatment Parkside
Fungal Nails Parkside

What Are Fungal Nails?

Are you embarrassed to wear sandals during Summer, thanks to your yellow toenails? Are you sick of trying out nail paints that just don’t do the trick? Discoloured, fungal nails are one of the most common conditions that come through our doors here at Adelaide Podiatry. After seeing countless patients endure the painful and slow process of treating their brittle, infected nails, we decided to make a change. That’s why we’ve invested in world-class technology to bring thorough, modern treatment readily available.

Fungal nails may seem like a minor condition, but once a nail is infected the symptoms can be horrible to experience. There’s no need to lower your quality of life by suffering through a fungal nail with no reprieve. Adelaide Podiatry Centres can offer treatment options for everyone, servicing even those with chronic and difficult cases.

Symptoms of Fungal Nails

As nail fungus starts to infect, the symptoms will directly affect the nail. It’s common for patients to report thickened and discoloured nails, often finding them more brittle and crumbly than usual. Discolouration can start as a small white or brown spot beneath the nail, but the longer the infected nail is left untreated, the more severe the colouring and texture changes can get. Other symptoms you may notice are sudden difficulty and discomfort when walking, swelling around the nails, and even bleeding.

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Causes of Fungal Nails Parkside

Causes of Fungal Nails

Nail fungus is caused by various different fungal organisms settling beneath the nails. Infections can also be caused by things such as yeast, bacteria, and different molds. Foot infections such as athlete’s foot can spread into the nail, just as infections from the nail can at times spread to the foot. There is also the possibility of getting the infection from contact with areas where fungi can live and thrive – including sweaty shoes and shared shower floors.

There are certain factors that can increase your chances of developing a fungal nail infection. People of an older age of a higher likelihood of getting a nail infection, and other influential factors can include wearing moist or sweaty shoes, having minor injuries, walking barefoot in damp areas, or having a history of athlete’s foot.

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Fungal Nail Treatment

There is a range of different treatment options readily available for fungal nails, though some are more effective than others. Some of the most common treatments can be painful to endure, or else offer side effects that can be even worse to experience than the nail itself. Nail paints are one of the most popular options, but they can be extremely time-consuming and not necessarily all that successful. Oral medications can leave you with all sorts of unwanted effects, and even hot laser treatments can be extremely painful to endure.

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Lunula Cold Laser Parkside

Lunula Cold Laser

At Adelaide Podiatry, we offer the absolute best of modern treatment options. Lunula Low-Level Cold Laser is the latest breakthrough technology for the treatment of discoloured fungal toenails. With two low-powered laser beams, the fungus infecting your toenails is targeted and eliminated. This is a simpler, superior alternative to more laborious and side effect riddled treatment plans.

Your Fungal Nail Questions Answered

What happens if you don’t treat a fungal nail infection?
When you allow nail fungus to go untreated, the condition can grow in severity. This can even lead to permanent damage to your nail, or more serious infections that could spread throughout the body.
Is toenail fungus contagious?
Short answer: yes. Many types of toenail fungus are quite contagious, spread from person to person through direct contact. These infections can also survive on surfaces, particularly damp surfaces, and you can get toenail fungus by directly touching these infected areas.
Can nail fungus spread to other parts of the body?
Yes, it is possible for nail fungus to spread to other areas of the body. Most commonly, toenail infections won’t spread further than the toe or foot. If you have a weak or compromised immune system, however, there is a greater risk of fungi spreading to your skin or other areas of the body.
Why do I keep getting nail fungus?
Certain factors of your lifestyle could be affecting your continuing nail infections. This could include footwear, health conditions, and certain habits in your life. To get a better idea of what you may be doing that leads to your repeated fungal nails, it’s best to visit a podiatrist for a comprehensive assessment.
Is there a natural way to get rid of toenail fungus?

There are some ‘home remedies’ that some people may swear by for fungal nail treatment, but the fact of the matter is that these aren’t the most effective options. While some oils or natural treatments may be able to temporarily suppress minor infections, they are unlikely to actually treat the condition.

How long can fungus live on toenails?
Nail fungus isn’t something you can just wait out. Sometimes, even without causing pain, the untreated fungus can remain on your toenail for months, even years.

Don’t Feel Embarrassed About Your Toes

Having a fungal nail can cause pain and even leave you limping – but it can also cause serious insecurity. If you’re struggling with your nails for any reason, seeking help is the answer. You deserve total comfort and an appearance you feel great about. Visit a podiatrist today to address any and all concerns, and let’s get back to wearing open-toed shoes with confidence!

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