Fungal nail infections affect more than 30% of the population. They can present as a discoloured, thickened toenail. Fungal nails aren’t going to kill you but they can lead to cellulitis and other foot conditions, particularly in people who have other medical illnesses, such as diabetes. Most commonly though, they are unsightly and can even cause pain. Many people we treat come to us after several failed attempts at treating with over-the-counter treatments.
The only way to effectively diagnose a fungal nail is through microbiology testing. Previously, this was completed by the GP, results took six weeks, and the sensitivity was poor. A new, highly sensitive, test is now available. We are delighted to be able to offer this to our patients. The test is quick and 97% accurate. From this, a tailored plan can be put in place to treat your fungal nail.
Because fungal nails are notoriously hard to treat, some of the topical agents available without prescription just aren’t strong enough to have an effect. In some cases – despite the appearance of the nail – it isn’t caused by a fungus, or the fungus isn’t susceptible to the active ingredients in most fungal nail treatments.
Because fungal nails are notoriously hard to treat, many of the topical agents just aren’t strong enough to have an effect.
Conditions and Treatments
At West Berkshire Foot Clinic, we investigate the cause of the problem from which you are suffering – and then we treat it, using the latest in research-led treatments that provide the best success rates available.
Total Health West Berkshire is set in the picturesque surroundings of West Berkshire, near to local bus routes for Thatcham and Newbury….
If you would like to book an appointment of wish to discuss this treatment further please contact us.