Fungal Nail Treatment Review: Elizabeth
Laser treatment for fungal nails caused by nail polish
Elizabeth has suffered with nail fungus in both big toenails over the last 5 years. Initially Elizabeth noticed the change in colour to the top corners of the nails after removing nail polish (Chelac) that was applied while overseas on a holiday. The nail polish had been on for 5 months.
Elizabeth did not treat it at this stage as she wasn’t sure what it was and thought it would grow out. More of the nail plate began to be affected. Antifungal lacquer/varnish from the pharmacy was applied on and off over the four years however unfortunately it did not clear up the fungal infection.
- No pain
- Visually began looking yellow/brown
- At times Elizabeth felt when cleaning underneath the nails there was a different smell
What could it be?
- Fungal nail infection (onychomycosis)
After taking into consideration Elizabeth’s history, general health and the appearance of the nail Elizabeth was diagnosed with onychomycosis. A nail sample was sent away to determine the type of organism that was infecting the nail plate.
The application of Chelac nail polish that was left on for many months provided the perfect environment for growth of the fungal organism that may have been on the feet already or may have been initiated from the place that nail polish was applied.
Elizabeth underwent 8 session of laser treatment on a weekly basis for her fungal nail infection.
Elizabeth was followed up on 3 monthly intervals. At the 6-month mark after completion of the course of laser treatment for the fungal nail infection, the nail plate looked clear of fungal involvement.
7th August – initial presentation, 30th April – 6 month follow-up after completion of laser course.
Book an appointment
If you are considering laser treatment for a fungal nail infection, book an appointment at the Nail Laser Clinic in Claremont, Perth. Our experienced podiatrists can provide a diagnosis and discuss if laser treatment is the best option for your fungal nail infection.
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