What can I do if I have fungal nails?

We have seen quite a lot of people having fungal nails in our clinic. Some of them were less confident in wearing open shoes due to the discoloration of the nails. Others might have very thick nails and sometimes cause them pain. Although they have tried numerous treatment options, they have not seen any significant improvement.

So let’s start with the most common question: “How do fungal nails look like”

You can easily tell if you have fungal nails by looking at the color and shape of your nails. They may look whitish to yellow-brown color, thickened and brittle nails, or even slightly foul smelling when you cut your nails.


There are many reasons why you can have fungal nails. You could get it from walking barefoot in public areas such as swimming pools, gyms, and shared public shower rooms. You might also have fungal nails if you are sweating heavily, or even having a minor skin/nail injury or a skin condition, such as Athlete’s foot.

A wide range of treatment options are available, such as anti-fungal nail medication. However, you need to discuss with your doctor, as the medication may have some side effects such as liver failure. You can also try antifungal cream that you can easily buy from chemist or pharmacy. If you do try all of these above options and are not really happy with the result, you should consider laser therapy. Research found that about 5-7 treatments with laser therapy, either doing daily or weekly, will provide about 80% better outcome for treating fungal nails. Laser can help to kill fungus and promote healthy nail growth. It is safe, effective and pain free.

In our clinic, we have already invested in the latest laser technology to treat fungal nails. We are happy to answer all your questions, so please do not hesitate to contact us through our phone number (03) 9711 7652. If you would like to have treatment with fungal nails, you can also Book Online | The Footcare Clinic


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