Fungal Nail (Onychomycosis)
Fungal nail, medically known as onychomycosis, is a fungal infection of the bed and plate underlying the nail, and the most common disease to affect toenails. Starting from the tip of the nail and extending back towards the cuticle, the nail becomes discoloured, turning white, yellow, brown or green, and its consistency becomes brittle. Other symptoms include a thickened nail and a build-up of skin and debris under the nail. Numerous fungi, including dermatophytes and candida, cause fungal nail. If left untreated, infection can quickly spread to the rest of the foot’s nails, and can spread to other family members as well. It is usually the result of trauma from small, cramped shoes or even chronic athlete’s foot.
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Ingrown toenails, medically known as onychocryptosis, are a common foot problem where the toenail curls and grows into the skin. Initially, toes may swell and become tender, but pain and redness rapidly arise with infection a possible outcome. Pus may drain from the infection and bleeding is common, even from minor contact. Pain is guaranteed. If left untreated, the infection will spread and may require minor surgery to correct. Trimming nails too short and tapering its sides usually causes ingrown toenails.
Treatment is swift and painless, involving antibacterial ointment and gutter splints to help the toe grow normally and away from the skin. In severe cases, surgery is needed. Consult a chiropodist for diagnosis and treatment options.
While nail surgery is required for a number of issues, it’s commonly employed to remedy chronically infected ingrown toenails. We handle all surgery in-house. It involves injecting local anaesthetics and is comparable to having a tooth filled. In most cases, the patient can return to work the following day. Full healing period is generally four to six weeks.