Nail fungus treatment

Nail fungus is a common condition that begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail. As the fungal infection goes deeper, nail fungus may cause your nail to discolor, thicken and crumble at the edge. It can affect several nails but usually not all of them.

Toenails vs. fingernails

Nail fungus occurs more often in toenails than in fingernails, partly because:

  • Toenails often are confined in a dark, warm, moist environment — inside your shoes — where fungi can thrive
  • Toes usually have less blood flow than do fingers, making it harder for your body’s immune system to detect and stop infection

Risk factors:

  • Being older, owing to reduced blood flow, more years of exposure to fungi and slower growing nails
  • Being male or family history.
  • Working in a humid or moist environment or in a job where your hands are often wet, such as bartending or housekeeping
  • Wearing socks and shoes that hinder ventilation and don’t absorb perspiration
  • Living with someone who has nail fungus
  • Walking barefoot in damp communal areas, such as swimming pools, gyms and shower rooms
  • Having athlete’s foot
  • Having a minor skin or nail injury or a skin condition, such as psoriasis
  • Having diabetes, circulation problems, a weakened immune system or, in children, Down syndrome

Treatment:

The use of Clearanail’s CMP technology. The first intelligent micro drill that can penetrate the nail safely and painlessly. After using the micro drill, the topical medication is applied OR alternative, oral medications can be taken. This technique can be combined with laser 2 weeks after the procedure.