Fungal Nail Test at The Podiatry Clinic
Do you think you have a fungal nail infection?
How many of these nails below are fungal nails?
The answer... None.
Fungal nail infection is common, with a prevalence of 4.3% in the UK however studies have shown that even experts (dermatologists & podiatrists) at very best can only be around 67% accurate by visual diagnosis meaning 1 in 3 diagnoses of fungal nail infection are wrong.
Therefore it's important to properly diagnose a fungal nail before treatment as around half of nails that look fungal actually aren’t.
What can we do?
At The podiatry Clinic we can quickly and easily test your nails for fungal infection within your first appointment. Our test has been shown to have an accuracy of 97% and can detect the presence of different types of fungal infection, including all the commonly encountered fungus that causes nail infections in the U.K. Meaning you can be confident our test will give good results.
Treatment for fungal nail infection can be time consuming ( up to 12 months), expensive and in some cases pointless if this no active infection present. some tablets can even have side effects. Testing the nail first for infection can be very beneficial for the patient and directing the course of their treatment.
Call us today on 01425 277 505 for more information about our fungal nail test and treatment options.