Fungal nail infections

Fungal nail infections are common and cause nails to thicken, discolour or breakdown. They can present in many ways, but have one thing in common – if left untreated, fungal nail infections can be painful and can even cause bad odour. That’s why it’s important to consult an experienced podiatrist as soon as possible.

At Mudgeeraba Podiatry we specialise in treating all types of fungal nail infections. Our experienced podiatrists will diagnose the infection and recommend the right treatment for you. This might include topical creams, oral medication or laser therapy to treat the fungal cells and remove the infection.

Symptoms of Fungal Nail Infections include:

  • dry, thickened nails
  • lifting or flaking nails
  • nail discolouration
  • ridges on the nail
  • bad odour.

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    • Blunt force trauma.
    • Tight footwear.
    • Non-breathable socks.
    • Showers and around swimming pools.
    • In the elderly underlying conditions such as diabetes, cancer, psoriasis and some medications.


    Yes, fungal nail infections can be contagious. As the fungi thrives in moist areas, ensure all showers and bathrooms are clean after use to avoid spreading the infection. Wash socks with a bacterial wash, separate from other laundry.

    Our podiatrists treat every fungal infection on a case-by-case basis. Some fungal nail treatments include laser therapy, oral medication and topical medication.


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