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DAMAGED AND INFECTED NAIL

At the clinic we can help you to restore the health of your nail(s) effected by a non-permanent damage or infection or both. When do you need to see a professional? A healthy nail is perfectly sealed to the nailbed, it has a pink colour and it grows 0.05-0.1 mm each week.

Any variation would suggest that the nail has suffered sufficient trauma.

We are exposed to bacteria and fungi on a daily basis, thankfully our body has the ability to keep them under control. The problem is when these bacteria can access through a cut or tear and spread. People with various conditions (diabetes, weakened immune, poor circulation) are more likely to get an infection. At the clinic we can help you with below listed conditions. 

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At the clinic we can help you to restore the health of your nail(s) effected by a non-permanent damage, infection or both. When do you need to see a professional? A healthy nail is perfectly sealed to the nailbed, it has a pink colour and grows 0.05-0.1 mm daily.

Any variation would suggest that the nail has suffered sufficient trauma.

We are exposed to bacteria and fungi on a daily basis, thankfully our body has the ability to keep them under control. However, these bacteria can access through a cut or tear and spread causing infection. People with various conditions (diabetes, weakened immune, poor circulation) are more likely to get an infection. At the clinic we can help you with below listed conditions. 

ONYCHOLYSIS

Onycholysis is a common medical condition characterized by the painless detachment of the nail from the nail bed, usually starting at the tip and/or sides due to a trauma. The gap between the nail and the nail plate will make possible for all things (skin, dirt, moist, bacteria) to gather and cause further issues.

WHITE SUPERFICIAL ONYCHOMYCOSIS

White chalky patches on the nail can simply be a result of excessive dehydration of the keratin molecules on the nail surface, causing keratin granulations.  It is generally caused by wearing nail polish for too long.

However, we all also need to be aware of white superficial onychomycosis nail fungus. This type of infection is the second most common type of infection you can get that commonly affects the toenails. This fungus has the unique feature to develop on the top layers of the nail, and eventually spreads on the entire nail-plate. As the fungus spreads, the nails may dry out and the surface of the nails flake and crumble. The fungus feeds on the nail protein, keratin, to obtain its nutrients, which further weakens the nail-plate, and makes it distorted. 

ONYCHOMYCOSIS

Fungal nail infections are caused by many different types of fungi that live in the environment. Small cracks in your nail or the surrounding skin can allow them to enter your nail/skin and cause an infection. The nail usually thickens and looks more yellowish, keratin and debris accumulate distally and underneath, and the nail separates from the nail bed. The fungi feeds from the protein found in the nail until it crumbles off.

GNS

Green nail syndrome is caused by bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an organism which is responsible for a wide range of illnesses, ranging in severity from local skin infections to widespread fatal infection. It is often found in renal infections, lung infections, and urinary tract infections, as well as systemic infections. 

SEVERE TRAUMA

Nail trauma refers to any injury or damage that affects the nails. It can occur from accidents, such as slamming a finger in a door or dropping a heavy object on the nail. It may lead to bruising, swelling, and even bleeding underneath the nail. Nail trauma can result from various causes, and the severity of the trauma can vary. It may lead to complications such as infection, nail deformities, or permanent damage to the nail bed. 

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HEALTHY NAIL

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These conditions are most likely to appear on toenails, however it can also occur on fingernails too. Contact us if you have any concerns or book a consultation and see our hand and foot care specialist. 

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