Fungal infections can affect the skin and/or the nails and is often a source of embarrassment for many people. Depending on the type of fungus, the appearance of an infection varies - the skin may be flaky, red, white, dry or moist and itchy; nails may be thickened, crumbly, splitting, white, yellow or brown. It can be treated though, so for all of you who simply hide your feet away - make an appointment to see your podiatrist/chiropodist and have happy feet again!
Treatments for fungal infections are usually a combination of home treatments (applying various creams, sprays and tinctures) and appointments with your podiatrist/chiropodist. Occasionally oral medication is required. It is important that the advice given is followed, and problems are discussed with your clinician.
The treatment of fungal infections is usually carried out in a general chiropody appointment. Your initial appointment will be approximately 30 minutes and thereafter depending on your individual condition.