Fungal nail infection or onychomycosis is a relatively common condition in Singapore. We are exposed to fungal spores in our environment regularly. Typical places where we come into contact with fungal spores are gyms, swimming pools, studios and any other place where you may be barefooted with a moist foot. Onychomycosis is associated with athlete’s foot. It is advised to visit a podiatrist if you have fungal nail infection instead of looking for your own solution – foot doctors at our clinic in Singapore will recommend the best treatment plan for you.
What does a fungal nail infection look like?
The infected toenail can range from a mild brownish-yellowish or yellowish-greenish discolouration. The discolouration starts as a small patch and gradually extends towards the nail root. The nail crumbles and becomes flaky. Eventually, the nail then thickens as the fungus “eats away” the keratin bonds that hold the nail together.
What type of fungal nail infection treatment is best for you?
Laser has not proven to be an effective fungal nail infection treatment. Oral anti-fungal drugs do not always work and have harmful side effects. External anti-fungal applications are not always sufficient as a cure. To treat fungal nail infection, podiatrists at our clinic in Singapore perform mechanical debridement of the nail together with one of the above procedures. It appears to work best with a combination of treatments at once.
Treat fungal nail infection at our clinic in Singapore
Fungal nail infection is uncomfortable, and it must be treated as fast as possible to avoid worsening the condition. You may discuss a treatment option after booking an appointment with a specialist at our clinic. Call +65 6464 8654 to seek help for fungal nail infection in Singapore. You may also contact +603 7710 5244 to book an appointment at our Malaysia podiatry clinic.