Some nails become thickened and distorted due to fungal and yeast infections.
The nail may develop a yellowish brown discolouration and become brittle and crumbly making them difficult to cut.
Fungal nail infections can be a constant source of infection to the skin on the feet so it is important to eradicate it.
When a fungal infection initially starts, you may see white spots on the surface of the nail plate, it is much easier to get rid of the infection at this stage, before letting it get to the very thickened, distorted stage.
We painlessly reduce the thickness of the nail plate, which exposes the fungus making it much more susceptible to the medication used to treat it.
We prescribe anti-fungal solutions such as Clear-Zal, Curanail, or Tea Tree oil, which are then to be applied on a daily basis.
It is important to have the dead nail and thickness reduced on a regular basis whilst using the medication.