Fungal Nails & PACT
A fungal nail infection occurs when fungi (a kind of microorganism) infect your nails. You may first notice the infection as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your nail. Symptoms of a fungal infection may include brittleness, discoloration, thickening and crumbling of the nail, as well as debris under the nail itself. In some cases, the nail can detach from the nail bed.
Typical treatments for fungal nails include topical nail paints, oral medication or nail removal. Topical nails paints are easy to use however they have a clinical success rate of less than 10%. Oral medication has a success rate of 60-70%; however the medication has numerous side effects and drug interactions, making it difficult for a large percentage of the population to take.
Here at the Sunbury Foot Clinic we offer a different solution, Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy (PACT). PACT is a safe and effective treatment that involves the application of PACT fungal nail gel followed by UV light of a specific wavelength. This results in a chemical reaction that kills fungal cells without harming healthy tissue.
If you have a fungal nail or suspect you have a fungal nail come a see any our podiatrists for an assessment and treatment plan aimed at clearing the infection.