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Fungal Nails

What are fungal nails?

Fungal infections are one of the most common foot problems. This is because fungal infections thrive in warm, moist environments like sweaty socks and shoes, and underneath nail polish! Fungal infections can cause the nails to thicken, discolour, deform, crumble and split. Often they are often of cosmetic concern as they are unsightly, and on rare occasions can be painful.


How do I know if I have a fungal nail?

If your toenails are:

  • cracked,
  • lifted,
  • discolored,
  • thicker than they should be,
  • crumbly or
  • painful,

You may have a fungal nail infection. However the best way to have it diagnosed is to see our expert podiatrists who are trained to identify multiple nail pathologies, if your podiatrist is unsure they may send your nail clippings for pathological examination.


How do I treat it?

At Sydney Podiatry Co fungal nail infections are one of our patients most common complaints. Unfortunately, treatment for fungal toenails can be can be a lengthy process. Fungal toenail infections that have been present for a long time are generally more resistant to treatment, and regardless of the type of treatment; the nail infection will always have to grow out.


There are a variety of treatment options available to rid your nasty fungi! The best line of treatment is to make a booking with one of our Podiatrists at Sydney Podiatry Co who will ensure that the most effective treatment plan is put in place from the get-go. This could save you a lot of time, frustration and money.