Many people develop a fungal infection at some point in their life. It's not usually serious, but can be unpleasant and difficult to treat.
It’s often hard to diagnose and can affect the skin on your feet as well as the toenail. The skin infection must be treated first before the nail will improve. An infection will develop slowly and cause a red rash on the skin that may be tender to touch and on the nail, you may notice that it becomes discoloured yellow, thickened and distorted.
If you notice any of these symptoms Skin and nail fungal infections are tricky to treat without professional help. We can recommend regular treatment to eradicate the infection.
To avoid or prevent further fungal infections try to keep your feet clean and dry. Wear shoes that keep your feet cool and avoid getting them too hot and sweaty. Avoid walking around barefoot in places where fungal infections can spread easily, such as communal showers and gyms. Infections can be spread to others so take steps to avoid passing it on.
If you are worried about your feet contact us or call 01242 582877 to book an appointment for a medical pedicure and we will be able to assess and treat your feet.