Fungal Nail Treatment

Fungal nail infections can be frustrating and tricky to get rid of. If you’ve tried topical treatments at home but find the problem persists, don’t worry, Our expert podiatrists can help clear the infection and prevent it from returning. Effective nail fungus treatment can ensure your toes stay in top condition, helping you feel comfortable and confident.

What is a fungal nail infection?

A fungal nail infection (also known as onychomycosis), is a common foot issue that affects 3-8% of the UK population. Ranging from mild to severe, fungal nail infections can affect one or several toenails on both feet and cause the nails to thicken and change colour. 

If you have a fungal nail infection, you may notice your toe nails become brittle and crumbly and pieces may fall off. If your infection is severe, the whole nail may detach. In extreme cases, fungal infections can also lead to a bacterial infection which will require treatment.

What are the causes of fungal nail infections?

Fungal nail infections usually start as athlete’s foot (Tinea Pedis), a common foot infection that impacts the skin of the feet. Athlete’s foot can spread to the skin beneath the nail plate, and then into the toenail itself — this is a fungal nail infection.

As well as athlete’s foot, there can be other triggers for nail fungus. Trauma to the toes can cause a fungal infection, as can medical conditions that impact the immune system, such as Diabetes.

For healthy feet, check them weekly and book an appointment with MyFootMedic if you’re worried that you’ve developed a fungal nail infection.

Fungal nail treatment

Sometimes, fungal nail infections are painless but you may feel-self conscious about your toes. Even if there is no pain, it’s a good idea to seek professional onychomycosis treatment to prevent it from worsening and to help you regain your confidence. 

If your infection is severe, you might experience pain and difficulty walking. In this case, it’s definitely worthwhile to look for anti fungal nail treatment from a qualified foot fungus doctor.

You may have tried at-home topical solutions to treat fungal nail infections. Unfortunately, these alone are often unsuccessful. Treating the nail surface will not clear the infection underneath the nail plate (nail bed).

At MyFootMedic, we know that, in order to successfully treat toenail fungus, you must break through this barrier and prevent reinfection. Therefore, it’s important to treat the skin, nail surface and nail bed. It’s also essential to ensure you have suitable footwear. 

Our podiatrists are experts in the field, and we provide a range of services to treat fungal nail infections and ensure they don’t return. At our fungal nail treatment clinic, we can offer the following services seen below.

services we offer

A foot health check An overall analysis of your foot health so we can see where an issue may stem from.

Prescription and non-prescription medication You may need a course of oral antifungal medication to treat your infection — we have over-the-counter medicine available. However, our podiatrists with the annotation POM (prescription only medication) can also issue prescription treatments including Amorolfine hydrochloride and Tioconazole.

Antibiotics If a bacterial infection is present, then you’ll need antibiotics — our qualified practitioners can prescribe them. These will not help with the fungal element, however, so it’s vital to combine a course of antibiotics with toenail fungus treatment, too.

Request for NHS oral medication via letter to GP If you’d like to receive oral medication from the NHS, we can provide you with a request letter to take to your GP.

Reduction or resection of the nail This involves removing a small section of the nail, so that topical treatments can better reach the nail bed.

Nail plate micro-penetration Nail micro-penetration treatment involves creating small holes within the nail plate so topical medication can track down into the nail plate. After the procedure, you can apply daily topical treatment at home.

Nail Surgery Also known as partial nail avulsion or a total nail avulsion, this procedure involves removing part or all of the nail. After the surgery, we can either treat the nail bed more effectively and allow the nail to regrow, or prevent regrowth of the nail.

Advice As well as practical treatment and procedures, we can offer you advice on foot care and footwear to help prevent further fungal nail infections.

Fungal nail treatment in Bedford with MyFootMedic

Fungal nail infections can be a pain, but here at MyFootMedic, we have a range of effective treatments to tackle the problem. In fact, we believe our podiatrists offer the best fungal nail treatment in Bedford. Plus, our clinic is fully equipped with state of the art technology to diagnose and treat a wide range of podiatric problems.

Book an appointment today, and our podiatrists will be able to assess, diagnose and treat your infection using the most appropriate methods.

Whether you are a new patient or a regular, you will be advised of our prices and no treatment will be undertaken without your prior consent.

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