Fungal Nails

One of the most common conditions affecting nails is fungal infection. Infections can range from mild to severe and can affect one or several nails.


  • Walking barefoot in communal areas
  • Injury to the nail
  • Footwear
  • Circulatory issues: Those with diabetes have a greater chance of developing an infection.
  • Athlete’s Foot: Because this condition involves the same fungus, one can trigger the other.

Symptoms & Identification

  • Yellow or brown discolouration
  • Thickening brittle appearance
  • Odour and debris under nail
  • Keynote: Athlete's foot can spread to the toenail if not treated early
  • Care & Treatment

At Home podiatry, we can assess the nail and remove / reduce any uncomfortable or unsightly portions of nail as required with a nail drill or nippers. Antifungal nail lacquers and Oral anti-fungal are available to prevent nail infection from occurring or reoccurring. With any fungal nail treatment option, the infection can take anything from 6-18 months to fully clear, this is because this is how long it takes for a toenail to grow.

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