Infections of the nails and skin

Fungal Nails (Onychomycosis)

This is an infection of the nail bed and nail plate with fungus. Fungally infected nails often become thickened and quite brittle and if left untreated the nail can worsen in appearance.

Your podiatrist can remove some of the superficial fungus and improve appearance with the use of a drill. Superficial infection can be treated with a topical anti-fungal solution that can be prescribed. At the foot and body mechanic we are one of the very rare podiatry practices that will use our expert knowledge of biomechanics to try to identify the cause of the fungus to try to eradicate it rather than just tell you to live with it. We understand how it can be embarrassing and depressing to have fungal nails.

Athlete’s foot

About 20% of the population will experience a fungal infection. Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection of the skin of the foot that can be treated with an anti-fungal skin preparation alongside preventative advice.

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