Fungal Toenail Infection

Do you have a Fungal Toenail Infection? Sole Podiatry can help!

A fungal toenail infection, is a common foot condition that we see in the clinic and is often a source of great concern for people. Fungal toenail infections are often treated for cosmetic reasons, however they can also become quite painful.

Risk Factors
There are several factors that increase the risk of developing a fungal nail infection, including;
  • Diabetes;
  • Blood circulation problems;
  • Weak immune system;
  • Aged 60 years and over;
  • Poor footwear with limited ventilation;
  • Working in moist or humid environments; and
  • Excessively sweating.

Treating A Toenail Infection

There are a number of treatments available for an infected toenail. These treatments include;

Topical antifungal treatments
Laser Treatment
Oral Antifungal Medicines
Nail Removal

A podiatrist can assist with diagnosing and managing the various treatments of your toenail infection and can also obtain a sample of your nail to send for pathology if required. These pathology results will determine whether the condition is fungal or not and assist with identifying the most appropriate course of action to treat the condition.

For further information on fungal toenails and how to best treat this condition, book an appointment with one of our podiatrists or call 03 9939 1012

What To Expect In Your Consult:

At Sole Podiatry you initial consultation will go for 45 minutes. This time allows your Podiatrist to thoroughly examine and understand your needs as well as providing the necessary time to assess your condition properly.

We will also develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will enable you to achieve your goal as soon as possible during this consultation. This plan will clarify whether any future consults will be required and what frequency.


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