Fungal Skin and Nails

Fungal Skin and Nail infections are superficial infections of the skin, hair or nails caused by a variety of fungi which otherwise live in the soil, on animals, or sometimes only on people.

They are spread by direct skin contact (with humans or animals), or indirectly from contaminated articles on floors or in the soil. Shared changing rooms and showers are often a source of tinea, while some infections are spread by sharing of items such as towels and sheets. People shed tiny pieces of skin all the time and if these contain a small amount of the fungus, it is able to survive in the environment and cause infection in someone else.

Fungal infection of the nails often involves one or more nails on the feet, and can sometimes be seen in the hands nails as well. The nail gradually thickens, becomes discoloured (white or yellowish) and brittle. Crumbly material forms beneath the nail or the nail becomes chalky and disintegrates.

Fungal infections of the skin are more commonly known as Athlete’s Foot or Tinea. The skin has a scaling or cracking appearance,especially between the toes. It is often very itchy.

Let The Footpoint Podiatry Team help you diagnose and create a treatment plan that suits your needs and lifestyle. It is important that these conditions are diagnosed correctly, to ensure you receive the right treatment.
At Footpoint Podiatry we can discuss all topical, oral and laser treatments available for fungal nails. A most important step in treatment and to guard against re-infection, we advise sanitising your footwear. Read more about shoe sanitising in the Our Products page with a product listed called ShoeZap.
Now offering Lunula cold laser. Brisbane’s first practice to offer the easy and most convent way to treat your fungal nails. Read more about this revolutionary treatment listed in the Our Services page.