How do you get a fungal nail infection?

Most fungal nail infections occur as a result of the fungi that cause athlete's foot infecting the nails.

You're more likely to get a fungal nail infection from the following situations:

  • If you don't keep your feet clean and dry
  • Wear shoes that cause your feet to get hot and sweaty
  • Walk around barefoot in places where fungal infections can spread easily such as communal showers, locker rooms and gyms
  • Have damaged your nails
  • Have a weakened immune system
  • Have certain other health conditions, such as diabetes, psoriasis or peripheral arterial disease.

Signs and symptoms of fungal nail infection

A fungal nail infection may not cause any obvious symptoms at first. As is progresses the infection can cause:

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Discolouration of the nail – it may turn white, black, yellow or green
Thickening and distortion of the nail – it may become an unusual shape or texture and be difficult to cut
Pain or discomfort – particularly when using or placing pressure on the affected toenail.

Brittle or crumbly nails – pieces may break off and come away completely

Sometimes the skin nearby may also become infected and be itchy and cracked or red and swollen.

Treatments for fungal nail infections

At Herts Wellness Centre we use state of the art Micro Penetration (CMP) technology to treat fungal nail infections because once the infection gets into the nail root, topical solutions cannot reach it.
Pills work for less than 4 out of 10 and carry significant risk to the liver.
Although much safer, topical solutions cannot penetrate the nail plate easily.

Clearanail Treatment

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Our treatment is based upon Controlled Micro Penetration (CMP) technology.
The device is computer controlled and is completely safe, painless and quick.
It produces micro holes through the nail without touching the skin beneath.
The 0.4mm in diameter holes allow the topical anti fungal solution to reach the infection.

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