Fungal Nail Treatment

Fungal Nail Treatment

Nail fungus treatment is required when a foot fungus infection (onychomycosis) is present. This is usually caused by trichophyton rubrum, a dermatophyte that invades the nail bed and underside of the nail plate.

Due to the location of the infection, topical creams are frequently ineffective for many people, and oral medications can lead to health risks such as liver enzyme damage. Some medical treatments are only effective in a small percentage of users. The treatment of toenail fungus has previously been very difficult due to the location of the fungus both underneath and inside of the nail. A breakthrough happened when the FDA approved a 1064nM nd:yag laser as suitable for treating nail fungus.

If ignored the fungal infection on your toe can lead to unexplainable effects. For instance, the infection can spread vigorously to other parts of the skin and other toe nails. If ignored for an extended period of time, the infection can be severe and may hinder proper movement. It can also affect the toes thus making patients to avoid putting on tight shoes. This is because the infection can cause pain around the toenails.

Following a consultation to diagnose the condition, patients are referred for a course of laser treatments. More than one treatment session is usually necessary, three sessions being the average number required. If the condition is over five years old, more sessions are usually necessary.

The consultation with a qualified chiropodist is €40, laser sessions are priced at €99 each session, or you can pre-pay a package of 3 treatments for €273.

Dundrum Cosmetic clinic is the only laser clinic in Ireland where nail fungus removal treatments are overseen by a qualified chiropodist on-site in a medical centre.

For a video presentation on how nail fungus treatment works, take a look at the video below.

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