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TOE NAIL FUNGUS

Toenail fungus is a common and treatable condition provided you get the advice and treatment options that are right for you. 

What IS TOE NAIL FUNGUS?

This frustrating condition occurs when fungal microorganisms inhabit the nails. These organisms prefer a dark, warm and moist environment, and toenails provide this. 

Fungal infections often begin at the tip of the nail, gradually moving underneath the nail. Over time, this interferes with nail health and appearance. 

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

Toenail fungus can take different forms, but it isn’t too hard to identify. Common symptoms include:

  • White or yellow patches on the nail, especially under the tip
  • General toenail discolouration
  • Thickening, brittleness or a rough texture in the nails
  • Nails separating from the nail bed
  • Tenderness or pain around the nails

WHAT CAUSES IT?

Toenail fungal infection can occur when visiting places such as public showers/change rooms and some nail salons (where instruments may not be sterilised). Contributing factors include the continual wearing of enclosed footwear (rarely allowing light to the feet).

WHAT TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE?

PACT® is a photodynamic antimicrobial therapy that uses light to eliminate microorganisms. Effective, safe and affordable, it has many many benefits over conventional toenail fungus treatment methods. 

Most topical treatments require committed daily application and offer average results. Oral tablets have a good success rate but carry the risk of severe side effects such as liver damage. 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. Speak to your podiatrist for more information, or read more here

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SAY GOODBYE TO FUNGUS

With the help of your podiatrist, toenail fungus can be dealt with. Speak to the foot specialists at Cheltenham Podiatry today.

To make an appointment with a podiatrist, book online now, or give us a call on 03 9583 3093.

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