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Fungus Toe Nails

What is Fungus toe nails?

Fungus toe is a toe nail fungus which often causes thickening and discoloration of the toe nails. Dead skin is broken down and builds up beneath the nail plate. The fungus causing the nail infection will often use this dead skin as a food source to continue multiplying. Sometimes the nail will even change shape and become quite distorted.


 
Symptoms
  • Brittle and fragile nails and may chip or split
  • Possible chances of growing in to the skin at an angle and become an ingrown toe nail
  • Can cause discomfort when compressed or at pressure
  • Chalky, white plaques form on the nail surface
  • Infection progresses yellowish, brownish
  • Discoloration may be seen
  • Cell damage by the fungus to nail can cause the nail to thicken and change in shape
Cause
  • Dermatophytes is an accumulation of fungi that can have an impact on the feet.
  • Dermatophytes occur in damp, moist and warm conditions
  • Clammy foot wear, sweaty or moist socks can cause fungal infections
  • Weak immune system due to Diabetes, sufficient blood circulation and  Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Toe nails being clipped inappropriately
Treatment
  • Anti fungal powders benefit from prevention of reoccurring
  • Synthetic nylon socks trap sweat and is best to avoid wearing
  • Cotton socks that absorb moist are helpful as it will cut down bacteria build up
  • Trimming nails with nail clippers
  • The use of nail drills with special grinder pads where the nails are thickened
  • Chiropodist/Podiatrist may prescribe or advise on medications such as Curnail, Gehwol Nail and Skin Oil and Gehwol Nail and Skin Cream.
  • Free advice would be given on how to cut and prepare your nails, just Email our customer service team at customerservices@drsupport.co.uk
  • With regular treatment it may take between 6-12 moths depending how severe the fungus has spread
Prevention
  • Treat any traces of fungal infection that exists in your shoes with an anti-fungal or fungicidal spray
  • Keep your feet clean and dry to avoid further fungal growth
  • Wearing breathable footwear is helpful as it will eliminate moist and sweat build up in shoes
 
 
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