Fungal Nails Treatment
Thickened and discoloured nails indicate dermatological disease, trauma, nutritional deficiency or medication. Our podiatrists assess nails, obtain a mycology laboratory sample, and can confirm a suspected fungal infection.We use oral medication or other treatments used in conjunction with topical antifungal tincture to thin the nail plate.
PACT is an abbreviation that stands for Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy. With this method , bacteria, viruses and fungi can be killed off effectively on skin surfaces and nails without pain.Micro organisms including bacteria, viruses and fungi all possess a cell wall, whereas typical human cells only have a cell membrane. Upon application of the PACT Fungal Nail Gel, the dye selectively targets the fungal cell walls making them sensitive to light.The fungal cells can then be destroyed upon exposure to light of a specific wavelength. This results in a chemical reaction that kills targeted cells without harming healthy tissue.
Podiatry Assists With
- Cracked Heels and Dry Skin
- Fungal Nails
- Ingrown Toenails
- Diabetic Foot Care
- Sports Podiatry
- Custom Made Orthotics
- Children’s Feet
- Foot or Lower Limb Deformities
- Soft Tissue And Muscular Pathologies
Podiatry For Fungal Nails
At First Choice Allied Health, our podiatrists are experts in all aspects of foot and ankle care such as paediatrics, sports injuries, structural problems, and general foot issues like ingrown toenails, nail surgery, and nail fungus. Our professional team of podiatrists provide top quality service to residents in Melbourne CBD, Footscray and surrounding suburbs. Whether you have a passive or athletic lifestyle, our specialist podiatrists are always working extremely hard to provide trustworthy and patient-focused support that you can always rely on.