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What causes fungal nail infection?

  • Trauma – stubbed toes, cracked or split nails, lifting nails
  • Incorrectly fitting footwear with insufficient toe room
  • Humid, moist work environments or sporty activity can increase the risk of infection
  • People with diabetes are at more risk, as are others with suppressed immune systems
  • Pedicures and manicures salons are a common source of infection if shared equipment has not been sterilised
  • Shared nail polish can be a source of infection
  • Athletes Foot can spread to nails causing fungal nail infection

What are the symptoms of fungal nail infection?

  • Chalky-white, yellow or brown discolouration
  • Thickened or distorted nails which can become claw-like and painful
  • Loose, lost or brittle/crumbly nails. White patches on the nail bed
  • Skin near nail can become infected, flaky, inflamed and painful
  • Athletes foot infection of the skin – dry, cracked, scaly skin and can infect the nails
  • Foot odour or itchy feet
  • Fungal infection can easily spread to additional nails and to others very easily
  • Having fungal nails can often cause social anxiety and embarrassment can have on your life.

Many people are affected by fungal nail infections/fungal toenails. While they’re a common foot health issue, they can affect your confidence and lifestyle. A fungal nail infection (or Onychomycosis) causes the toenail to thicken and become unsightly. This can lead to discomfort and make a person feel uncomfortable about having their feet uncovered.

Five minute fungal nail test

Take the five-minute fungal nail test

No more having to wait to visit your GP, who will probably request nail clippings to be sent away to an NHS laboratory and grown on a culture, with results expected in several weeks, that can often come-back as a false-negative result!

PACT – Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy

Safe and effective treatment for fungal nail (Onychomycosis) infection.

If you have a fungal nail infection or a fungal toenail, you’ll know the impact it can have on your life.

Many people are affected by fungal nail infections/fungal toenails. While they’re a common foot health issue, they can affect your confidence and lifestyle. A fungal nail infection (or Onychomycosis) causes the toenail to thicken and become unsightly. This can lead to discomfort and make a person feel uncomfortable about having their feet uncovered.

Why put up with a fungal nail infection when we make treatment as straightforward and effective as possible?

We offer PACT treatment for fungal nail infections at our Podiatry and Foot Health Care clinics in Ilkeston – Derbyshire and Beeston – Nottinghamshire. At We Fix Feet, we take extra care to treat every client we see as an individual. You’ll receive personalised treatment for your fungal nail infection from our qualified professionals.

What is PACT Therapy fungal nail treatment?

We’ll start by assessing your foot health to ensure that you receive the right treatment for your fungal nail infection. We’ll then complete the treatment, providing tailored advice on caring for your nail after your appointment.  We fit our PACT service around your busy lifestyle, with appointments throughout weekdays and Saturday mornings at our We Fix Feet clinics. Click here to find out more.

Further information and resources regarding the PACT system is available from Hahn Medical Systems GmbH

Book your appointment online now and get the right treatment for you.