Tag: toenails

14/07/2016
fungal toenails

The battle of the fungal nail!

  Fungal toenails or onychomycosis is common, unpleasant and persistent in nature. Accounting for almost half of all nail problems, this slow growing infection occurs when microscopic fungi gain entry to the nail, usually through small trauma. Trauma allows the pathogen to enter the nail and nail bed.        

Other causes 

  • Fungal organisms grow and spread in warm, moist environments and are usually picked up in warm damp areas like socks, shoes, public pools, gyms and showers.
  • Not drying off the feet thoroughly following showers or exercise and wearing tight shoes or socks, can provide conditions the fungus needs for growth.
  • People who have a compromised immune system, diabetes, circulatory problems and the elderly are particularly susceptible.

 

Symptoms

Fungal nail infections are contagious and can often spread from skin to nails. The poor cosmetic appearance that usually develops can cause some embarrassment. Nails can become discoloured, thickened, brittle, rough and weaken. Sometimes the infection can occur with an odour and can cause discomfort.  

Types of Onychomycosis

Distal subungual onychomycosismost common form of fungal nail that can cause the nail to become yellow br

20/08/2015
Skin-and-Nails

New Cranbourne Clinic

We are excited to announce that we have expanded to our new Cranbourne clinic. We are located at The Family Care Clinic http://www.familycareclinic.com.au/ and will be working closely with the Cranbourne doctors to ensure that your feet are well looked after. Our new site offers all of the state-of-the-art technology that we offer across our other locations. The Podiatry Group are happy to assist our new catchment of patients residing in Cranbourne and other South East suburbs. Our goal is to assist our patients in all of their lower leg and foot care needs. Contact us on 5995 3700 for an appointment. Family Care Clinic. 24 Mundaring Drive Cranbourne, VIC 3977.