Learn more about toenail infections and treatment available
When it comes to foot health, we often overlook the small things. However, something as seemingly minor as an infected toe can cause significant discomfort and potentially lead to more serious complications if left untreated.
At The Foot Hub, we frequently come across toenail infections, a common condition that often leaves people uncertain about the right time to seek the expertise of a podiatrist. Read on to learn more about what can cause an infected toe and how our podiatrists can help you.
When to see a Podiatrist
It’s essential to identify the signs of infection early on to prevent further discomfort and potential complications. Look out for the following symptoms:
- Discolouration of the nail plate
- Pus or discharge from the toenail
- A foul odour
- Change in the shape of the toenail (thickening, involution)
- Cracking, splitting, or ridging in toenail
If you notice any of these symptoms, it is crucial to seek professional podiatry care. This becomes especially important if you have existing medical conditions such as diabetes or a weakened immune system.
Treatment for Infected Toes
Infected toes can impact your daily life, either by causing pain and discomfort or by being unsightly and leading to embarrassment. By seeing our skilled podiatrists, you will be provided treatment that can effectively treat your infected toe and avoid potential complications.
Trimming and Filing
Prevention and Education
we are here to help you
To determine the cause of your infected toe and receive appropriate treatment, call The Foot Hub on 02 8096 4763 or book an appointment online today. Our podiatrists are here to help.
* Can be claimed on private health insurance with podiatry cover. Additional fees occur if local anaesthetic is required.
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