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What is a fungal toenail infection ?

Toenails can commonly become infected with fungus spores, the most common being called dermatophytes. This can cause the toenails to change their appearance, they most commonly become thick, yellowing and crumbly however they can also get a thin white covering (superficial white mycosis). Fungal toenail infections occur commonly with tinea (fungal infection) of the skin of the feet. It is important to have a sample of the affected toenail taken and sent to pathology for testing as there are many other conditions that can mimic a fungal infection of the toenails. Click HERE for our brochure on Fungal toenails.Fungal Infection

What are the most common symptoms of fungal infection of the toenails ?

  • Thickening of the toenail
  • Lifting of the toenail
  • Yellowing of the toenail
  • Thin white flaky layer on top of the toenail

What are the treatment options for a fungal infection of the toenails ?

There are many commercially available products to treat fungally infected toenails. At Irymple Foot Clinic we commonly recommend "Loceryl Nail Lacquer" for toenails that have been proven to be fungally infected which is available over the counter at your local pharmacy. Currently it is recommended that you treat all nails (even if only one or two seem to be infected) twice a week. Alternatively your general practitioner may prescribe you an oral medication to treat the condition such as "Lamasil Oral" however it is imortant that you keep in contact with your doctor whilst being treated with this medication.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.


 

 

 

MILDURA….PART TIME PODIATRY POSITION AVAILABLE JANUARY 2018.


Are you after a river change? Mildura is an inland city in Northern Victoria with a population of over 60,000 people on the great Murray River, border of Victoria and New South Wales. Irymple Foot Clinic is looking for a fully qualified Podiatrist to start in January 2018 for 2-3 days per week to join a dynamic team of Podiatrists and Podiatry Assistants. We use Front-Desk practice management system and have accommodation available if required for successful applicant. New graduates welcome to apply.
All areas of podiatry are covered, including:
• General foot and nail care
• Diabetic Foot Care Assessments
• Diagnosis and treatment of lower limb complications /Biomechanical Assessments
• Orthotic Prescription
• Paediatric Assessments
• Footwear Assessments
• Nail Surgery
• High Risk Foot / Wound Care
Podiatrists with all levels of experience are welcome to apply. Previous experience in private practice and the ability to work independently is highly advantageous. Dry Needling / Acupuncture for Podiatrists training would also be helpful. The successful applicant will need to have:
• Full registration with AHPRA
• Honesty, Integrity and a great Work Ethic
• Ability to work independently and as part of a close team
• Great communication and computer skills
• Empathy and Cultural Awareness
For all enquiries, please: Contact: Tracey Meyer Phone: 0458176823; 0350246333 or Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date is 23rd Nov 2017.