What is Nail Fungus (Onychomycosis)?
The sinuses between the nail and toe are excellent places for mycetes to grow. When a microscopic fungus grows in that space, it causes Onychomycosis, or nail fungus. It can spread from contact. Nail fungus can cause the nail to become thick ,ragged and appear yellow, green, brown or black. An infected nail may separate from the nail bed. Nail fungus is a common condition that begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail.
How can I treat my fungal nails?
Fungal infections of the nail affects many Australian’s. There are a few anti fungal nail lacquers that can be applied, but they only provide limited success.
Oral medication can be quite successful but can have adverse affects on the liver and interact with other medications.
At Foot & Ankle Experts, we use PACT laser therapy as our preferred form of treatment.
It is pain free and has a much higher rate of success compared to nail lacquers, and has no side effects like oral medication.