Why are my Fungal Toenails not Improving?

Fungal toenails, also known as onychomycosis, is a common condition affecting millions of people worldwide. It is caused by a fungus that grows on the toenail and the surrounding skin, leading to discolouration, thickening, and even separation of the toenail from the nail bed.

There are several factors that increase the risk of developing fungal toenails, including a weakened immune system, poor hygiene, and frequent exposure to moist environments such as public swimming pools or showers. People who have diabetes or circulation problems are also at a higher risk for developing fungal toenails.

Treatment for fungal toenails can be difficult, as the fungus can be resistant to over-the-counter treatments. Some options include antifungal medication in the form of topical creams or oral tablets, laser treatment, and removal of the affected toenail in extreme cases. It is important to consult with a podiatrist to determine the best course of action, as well as to rule out any underlying medical conditions that may be contributing to the fungal infection.

Call our clinic at (07) 3823 5423 to book an appointment with one of our podiatrists who will help to develop a plan to improve stubborn nails.