What is a fungal nail infection?

Many people suffer from fungal nail infections (Onychomycosis) which can leave toenails discoloured, thickened or crumbling. While there is medication available to help fight the infection there can often be side effects that deter GP’s prescribing them. Topical solutions can be effective but are usually unable to get to the fungus which usually sits on the nail bed itself underneath the nail.

How can a fungal nail infection be treated?

The podiatry and chiropody team at The Theale Wellbeing Centre near Reading are excited to be adding yet another new and innovative treatment to their ever expanding suite of services – Clearanail Fungal Nail Treatment.

To overcome the problem of the infection being under the nail our team are using a system of Controlled Micro Penetration which safely and painlessly allows our podiatrists to get the anti-fungal agents under the nail and into direct contact with the fungus.

How many treatments will I need?

Typically the treatment will consist of three appointments. Treatments are carried out by one of our fully qualified and experienced podiatrists/chiropodists.

What happens at the appointments?

The three appointments:-

1st appointment

  • Initial assessment including confirmation of likely fungal infection of nail.
  • Nail sample taken to confirm fungal infection.
  • Nail preparation usually including gentle reduction of the nail
  • Photograph to help assess progress
  • Clearanail treatment involving painless drilling of tiny holes into infected nail
  • Instructions on daily treatment protocol for best results

2nd appointment (week 8)

  • Nail reduced
  • Photograph comparison
  • Drill further holes if necessary

3rd appointment (week 16)

  • Review with additional photo
  • Treatment ends.

How can I find out more?

For more information about the Clearanail system please contact us at the Theale Wellbeing Centre near Reading and speak to one of our podiatrists or follow this link to the Clearanail website and more detailed information.