Nail Fungus (Onychomycosis)
Also known as tinea unguium, is a fungal infection of the nail. This condition may affect toenails or fingernails, but toenail infections are particularly common.The most common symptom of a fungal nail infection is the nail becoming thickened and discoloured: white, black, yellow or green. As the infection progresses the nail can become brittle, with pieces breaking off or coming away from the toe or finger completely. If left untreated, the skin can become inflamed and painful underneath and around the nail. There may also be white or yellow patches on the nailbed or scaly skin next to the nail,and a foul smell.There is usually no pain or other bodily symptoms, unless the disease is severe.
Treatment offered at Claro-
- Medical line of management in form of oral and topical medication is the mainstay.
- Active management-
Laser treatment-this is the most recent technique to tackle nail fungus with excellent results.
Nail avulsion-The affected nail is removed in cases of severe symptoms or resistant cases.