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It is a common and treatable condition if you receive the advice and treatment options that are correct for you.
It occurs when fungal microorganisms inhabit the nails. Additionally, these organisms prefer a dark and warm environment and toenails provide this.
Fungal nail infections often begin at the tip of the nail and gradually move underneath the nail. As a result of this, it interferes with the nail health and appearance over time.
It can take different forms, but it is not too hard to identify. Additionally, common symptoms include:
Firstly, toenail fungal infection can occur when visiting places such as public showers/change rooms and some nail salons (where instruments may not be sterilised). In addition, contributing factors include the continual wearing of enclosed footwear (rarely allowing light to the feet) and trauma.
PACT® is a photodynamic antimicrobial therapy that uses a chemical reaction between light and a base to eliminate microorganisms. In addition, it is effective, safe and affordable. Additionally, it has many many benefits over conventional toenail fungus treatment methods.
Most topical treatments require committed daily application and offer poor results. Additionally, Oral tablets have a good success rate, but they carry the risk of severe side effects such as liver damage. Additionally, Laser treatment for toenail fungus can be effective, but it is prohibitively expensive for many patients.
PACT is a painless, light-based treatment that overcomes these issues. Additionally, The earlier that treatment starts, the quicker it can be resolved. Therefore, It is strongly advised to start treatment well before the infection enters the growth plate of the nail.
Finally, contact your podiatrist for more information, or read more here.
With the help of your podiatrist, toenail fungus can be dealt with. Additionally, speak to the foot experts at Cheltenham Podiatry today.
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