Fungal nail & athletes foot

Athletes foot is caused by a fungus on the skin which causes:
  • itchy rash
  • flaking skin
  • wet cracked skin between the toes
  • small white blister like pustules
The above symptoms can occur on the bottom of the foot as well as between the toes, and the fungus can thrive in a warm damp environment.
Fungal spores can also transfer into the nail, so early treatment is advised to avoid this.
During a routine appointment, your condition will be assessed, a treatment plan put in place and advice given to ensure the problems are resolved as soon as possible.
Fungal nails can be harder to treat as the fungal spores are often under the nail plate, making it hard for over the counter topical treatment to reach.  During a routine or toe nail cut appointment, small holes are drilled into the hard nail plate to ensure topical treatments can treat deep set infections. This is known as the Lacuna method.
 
Treatment for fungal nails can be a long process and it is advised to have regular treatments every 6-8 weeks.  It can be a long process, taking between 12-18 months in extreme cases, before the affected nail has grown out and been replaced with healthy nail.
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Practitioners
Paul Little
B.Sc. (Hons) MInstChP
Chiropodist/Podiatrist
Kelli-Anne Hardy
B.Sc. (Hons) M.Ch.S
Chiropodist/Podiatrist
Teresa Little
MAFHP, MGFHP
Foot Health Practitioner
Opening Times
Monday 10am - 8pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10 am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm 
Contact
 
Chelmer Footcare
2 Beehive Lane
Chelmsford
Essex
CM2 9SX
01245 269069

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