Fungal infection effecting the nails can be very stubborn condition to get rid of. If you have tried one of the many anti fungal treatments that you put on to the nail and had no success, then you are not alone.

The problem is that the nails acts as a barrier and traps the infection on the nail bed. Any treatment that you try is doomed to failure because of this. Even in the case of taking oral prescription medication from your Doctor to attack the infection from inside of the body, has a high rate of reoccurrence and also is toxic to the liver.

There are a few much safer ways of treating fungal nail infections. I use a method called ‘Trephination,’ which allows access to the nail bed by drilling tiny holes in the nail plate. Although that might sound awful it is actually virtually entirely painless as the nail itself has no nerve supply and therefore you don’t feel any pain. Once the holes are made it is then possible to place an antifungal agent through the nail to get at the infection. I also use this in conjunction with a laser which has the added benefit of killing off any fungal organisms (Dermatotrophs).

It is then necessary to make new holes in the nail at regular intervals as the nail grows out, whilst applying the anti fungal treatment on a daily basis. So the treatment still takes time to see results, because the infected nail has to grow out, which can take many months depending on how extensively it has infected the nails.

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