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Clearnail Fungal Nail Treatment


If you are looking for a treatment for toenail fungal infections then we recommend 'Clearanail' Fungal nail treatment.

Regardless of whether you have discoloured toenails, dry and rough nails, or pain coming from the nail bed, you must start treating the condition as soon as possible. Fungal infections grow, and only get worse if left unchecked -the sooner you get the condition diagnosed and treated the faster you will be free from infection.

Visit the Clearanail website for more information. http://www.clearanail.com/patients

 

WHAT IS FUNGAL NAIL INFECTION

Fungal nail infections (medically known as onychomycosis) are common affecting 29% of the population. Although not serious it can be unsightly, unpleasent and difficult to treat.

Toenails are more frequently affected than finger nails.

The infection starts insidiously and may not be noticed in the early stages. However as it progresses the infection causes :-

  • Discolouration of the nail - it may turnwhite, yellow, black or green.
  • Thickening or distortion of the nail - it may become an unusual shape or texture and be difficult to trim.
  • Pain or discomfort - particularly when using or placing pressure on the affected nail.
  • Brittle or crumbly - pieces may break off and come awy completely.

 

Sometimes the skin around the nail also becomes infected and may be itchy, cracked, red or swollen.

Most fungal nail infections occur as a result of the fungi that causes athlete's foot infecting the nail. In advanced cases the nail bed and the matrix will also become infected. Trauma to the nail can also result in fungus entering the nail plate.

 

WHAT WE DO

AFTER TAKING A SAMPLE OF NAIL TO CULTURE FOR FUNGAL  INFECTION, (THIS TAKES APPROXIMATELY 3 WEEKS). IF  POSITIVE THE TREATMENT WILL START.

THE TREATMENT PLAN CONSISTS OF 3 INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENTS AND TOPICAL SPRAYS FOR HOME APPLICATION.

TREATMENT 1—  INITIAL ASSESSMENT & DEBRIDEMENT OF INFECTED NAILS. PHOTOGRAPHS WILL BE TAKEN TO RECORD THE EXTENT OF THE INFECTION., CLEARANAIL CMP APPLICATION TO THE AFFECTED NAILS.

A TOPICAL ANTI-FUNGAL SPRAY IS THEN PROVIDED FOR HOME TREATMENT.

TREATMENT 2 (AT 8 WEEKS) - REVIEW OF THE TREATMENT PROGRESS & PHOTOGRAPHS WILL BE TAKEN. AND FURTHER NAIL DEBRIDEMENT IF REQUIRED.

TREATMENT 3 (AT 16 WEEKS) -REVIEW WITH ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS & END OF TREATMENT.

AN AFTERCARE TREATMENT PACK CAN BE SUPPLIED TO PREVENT

RE-INFECTION.

 

THIS CONSISTS OF A SPRAY FOR YOUR SHOES A CREAM FOR YOUR FEET AND A SPRAY FOR YOUR NAILS.. THE PACK IS AN OPTIONAL EXTRA BUT IS RECOMMENDED BY YOUR PODIATRIST.

 

 

 

 

 


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