Fungal Nail Diagnosis
Our nail fungus specialists at Central Laser Nail Clinic are experts in clinically diagnosing fungal nail infections. There are a variety of symptoms we look out for to provide an accurate diagnosis as Nail fungus, also called onychomycosis, is a stubborn condition because the fungi live deep under the nail and not on its surface.
Nail fungus can make your toenail change color, get thicker and can be painful. Since your toes are often enclosed in a warm and damp environment, fungus grows well there. Our specialist will take a variety of factors into consideration when making an acurate clinical diagnosis.
What causes Fungal Nail?
Spread from fungal skin infection ( athlete's foot)
Damaged and weak nails are likely to become infected
You may have a weakened immune system
Walk around barefoot in places where fungal infections can spread easily e.g showers & gyms
Use of shoes that cause your feet to get hot and sweaty
Feet are not cleaned and dried properly
Pedicure or Manicure that have caused damage and in some cases, the overuse of nail varnishes.
Discolouration - Yellow,brown and also white spots may appear
Brittle, crumbuling or ragged
In House Clinical Testing
Our specialists are able to conduct rapid clinical tests within our practices that are 97% effective, producing results within 5 minutes of a sample being collected. This allows us to accurately detect all types of fungus. Allowing our nail fungus expert to provide an appropriate treatment plan to rid your nails of fungus.