How Do I know I have Fungal Nails (also known as Onychomycosis)?
Changes in the texture, colour, quality (crumbling) of your nail which may / have become distorted, misshapen and may lift/loosen from the nail bed. Typical first signs are a yellowing or brown discolouration. Often patients are embarrassed because the nails can be unsightly.
Factors that increase the risk of nail infections:
• Nail damage
• Medical conditions such as Diabetes
• Weakened immune system
• Poor Hygiene – warm feet and damp shoes
• Sporting activities causing trauma to the nail i.e. running, kicking, damp shoes
• Footwear – ill fitting, tight toe box
• Non sterile nail cutting equipment
Your podiatrist will discuss various treatment options including topical, oral treatments, and the Lacuna Fungal Nail method treatment.
LACUNA Method of treating fungal nails involves making multiple micro holes in the nail plate by using a drill (using micro burr), depending on the patient tolerance. Lamisil is then sprayed directly on the nail plate and should seep into the micro holes, which will spread under the nail to the infected nail bed; application is required daily by the patient. A six to eight week review is recommended. Lamisil is a fungicidal drug; also known as terbinafine. The concept is that the fungus is stopped from spreading and the damaged nail grows out.
For further information please contact your local Podiatrist
(in addition to your initial consultation)
£40 for 1 nail
£60 for 2 nails
Additional nails £10 each
Follow up progress appointments £18
or FREE within a routine treatment appointment