What is Nail Fungus?

Nail fungus, also called onychomycosis, is a common condition estimated to affect up to 10% of the population worldwide. It can cause nails to become yellow or discolored. As the infection advances the nail can become thick, brittle and separate from the nail bed. It can also cause pain when wearing shoes or walking. Get your Fungal Nail treatment carried out by one of dublin leading fungal nail treatment centres.

What causes fungal nail infection (onychomycosis)?

We have found that Dermatophytes are the fungus most commonly responsible for causing a fungal nail infection. They are specialized organisms that live off of keratin, which is the main component of nails and skin. The most common fungi that cause nail infection disease are Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, and Candida albicans. Everyone is at risk for infection because fungus is present everywhere in the environment. Our Fungal Nail Treatment offers a fast & effective means of getting rid of your fungal nail infection.

Where does nail infection come from?

Nail infection is caused by contact with dermatophytes which are everywhere in our environment. Common sources of infection include swimming pools, public showers, gyms and nail spas. Tight-fitting shoes and nail trauma can also lead to infection. Genetic susceptibility, poor health and increasing age are also factors that increase the risk of nail infection. For more information on causes, please contact our fungal nail treatment centre.

What are the symptoms of nail infection?

You may suffer from nail infection (onychomycosis) if you have one or more of the following symptoms:

Discoloured nails
Yellow streaks under the nail
Distorted or thickened nails
Brittle, crumbly or ragged nail
Nails separated from the underlying skin
Build-up of debris (nail fragments, skin) under the nail
White spots or streaks on the nail surface

If you are unsure then please contact a member of our fungal nail treatment team.

What treatments are available for nail infections?

Current Fungal Nail treatment options for nail infection include oral drugs, topical drugs and laser. No single treatment is effective in all patients, and there are risks and benefits associated with each one. Be sure to discuss all your Fungal Nail treatment options with your doctor. Oral drugs can be very effective in eliminating nail infections and restoring clear nails. The drugs must be taken for 6 to 12 weeks and may cause side effects including headache, diarrhoea, upset stomach and skin rash. Serious side effects include risk of liver damage and heart failure. Weekly blood tests may be required to monitor liver function. These drugs are not used for people in poor health or who have liver disease. Topical drugs are less effective in Fungal Nail treatment nail infections and restoring clear nails. The drugs are applied directly to the nails daily for up to 12 months. In some people, the drug is ineffective because it cannot pass through the nail to reach the infection. There are no significant side effects. Fungal nail treatment Laser treatments are effective in eliminating nail infections and restoring clear nails. Most people experience at least some improvement. During treatment, most patients experience a warm feeling in their toes.

What can you expect?

The treatment involves passing the laser beam over the infected nails and surrounding skin. Your therapist will repeat this several times until enough energy has reached the nail bed. Your nail will feel warm during the treatment.

Fungal Nail Treatment Session Time

A single treatment session takes approximately 20 minutes to treat 5-10 nails. Treatment times will vary, so please ask your therapist for more information.

Number of Fungal Nail Treatments

Most people show improvement after one treatment. The required number of treatments will vary depending on how severely each digit is infected.

Before the Procedure

It is important to remove all nail polish and decorations the day before the procedure.

During the Fungal Nail Treatment Procedure

Most people describe the procedure as being comfortable with a small hot pinch at the end that resolves quickly.

After the Fungal Nail Treatment Procedure

Immediately following the procedure your nail may feel warm for a few minutes. The majority of patients can resume normal activities immediately. Long Term If the treatment is successful, as the nail grows you will see new, healthy nail. Nails grow slowly, so it may take up to 12 months to see an entirely clear nail.

Treatment Cost:

Initial treatment €80

Subsequent treatments €50



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