This is common and can affect one or several toenails. Nails can become thickened and/or discoloured.
Sometimes the nail is difficult and tender to trim, at first it may only affect one nail and may develop after a trauma or damage to that nail.
People often assume that it is part of the ageing process or wear and tear, which is not true.
Eventually all of the toenails may become infected.
Sometimes the skin on the soles of the feet becomes very dry and flaky especially around the borders of the heels, and this does not improve with moisturising creams and often gets worse. Often there are little brown/red blisters especially in the arch of the feet (Tinea Pedis).
Between the toes it becomes itchy and moist and often very odorous (Athlete’s foot).
There is often redness both between the toes and on the soles of the foot and around the borders of the heels.
Reduce the nails to near normal thickness
Provide topical medication in the form of drops/oil that need to be applied regularly.
Send off a sample for a PCR test.
Advise oral anti-fungal medication from the GP.
Treatment is usually successful with the return of healthy new nail plates which are then easy to manage once again.
We can diagnose the type of infection.
Issue the right kind of cream/ gel or spray to use.
Give advice on footwear, socks and bathing.
Once treatment starts the infection usually clears up within a few days.
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