Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus is cause by fungal organisms getting into the nail plate. Onychomycosis (the medical name for nail fungus) are most commonly caused by organisms such as Trichophyton rubrum, Candida albicans and moulds such as Scopulariopsis brevicaulis and Fusarium species.
It results in a yellowish discoloration of the nail plate which slowly over time worsens and it will slowly spread from nail to nail over a long period.

Treatments include Oral Lamisil, however this has severe side effects mainly on the liver, topical treatments include Loceryl. We have found Loceryl to be clinically ineffective in treating toenail fungus.

The latest and most promising form of treatment is by using laser to destroy the nail fungus in the nail plate, over time the nail will grow out clear of toenail fungus.

Hampton Podiatry is proud to be the first clinic to offer this treatment in Melbourne, it involves a minimum of 2 treatments to a maximum of 4 treatments, early results out of the United States suggest that this will result in a clearing of the fungal nail infection in 80%-88% of patients.

If you suffer from this condition give us a call and let us assess whether you are a suitable candidate for Laser fungal toenail treatment.

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