Rose Bay Podiatry

Sydney’s Premium Podiatry Clinic


Fungal Nail Treatments

Fungal nail infections can often present as thickened, yellowed, and deformed or nails with a damaged appearance.

Fungal infections are caused by ‘fungal spores’, the infection is very contagious with direct or indirect contact. This means it is important to avoid touching affected toenails with your hands and importantly, avoid nail salons who don’t sterilise, and DO NOT SHARE nail polish, base coat or any instruments that are not medically sterilised.

We have seen a huge growth in the number of patients in the last five years who present to our clinic with these nail concerns, mostly due to the introduction of many nail bars and beauty salons which cut nails and give pedicure treatments without using sterilised equipment.

By seeing a podiatrist they can correctly diagnose your condition, and offer appropriate treatment options which have been shown to work in a clinical setting.

Many patients leave their damaged nails with the hope that they will improve on their own but often the condition worsens over time and can spread to other toes and even other family members.

These changes are some of the common signs of a fungal nail infection:

  • Thickened nails
  • White spots on nails
  • Lifting of the nail plate either partially or the whole nail
  • Yellow, brown or green discolouration of the nail
  • Black mark on the nail
  • Callous building up underneath your nail
  • Ridges or bumps on your nails
  • Dry, brittle or flaking nails

Beyond Treatment: Embracing Comprehensive Fungal Nail Solutions at Rose Bay Podiatry

Fungal nail infections, medically known as onychomycosis, can be more than just a cosmetic concern. They may lead to discomfort, pain, and even more severe health issues if left untreated. At Rose Bay Podiatry, we understand the complexity of fungal nail infections and offer a holistic approach to not only treat the infection but also to prevent its recurrence. Here’s how we can help you achieve healthy, beautiful nails and maintain them.

Advanced Treatment Options Tailored to Your Needs

At Rose Bay Podiatry, we combine the latest in podiatric medicine with proven traditional treatments to offer you the most effective solutions for fungal nail infections. Our treatments are tailored to the severity and type of your infection, ensuring optimal outcomes. Options include:

  • Topical Antifungal Medications: For mild to moderate infections, providing targeted treatment directly to the affected area.
  • Oral Antifungal Medications: Recommended for more severe infections, these medications help to eliminate the fungus from within.
  • Laser Therapy: A cutting-edge, painless treatment that uses laser light to effectively kill the fungus without damaging the surrounding nail or skin.

The Rose Bay Podiatry Difference: Comprehensive Care and Support

Choosing Rose Bay Podiatry for your fungal nail treatment offers several advantages:

  • Expert Diagnosis: Our experienced podiatrists conduct thorough assessments to accurately diagnose the type and extent of your fungal infection.
  • Personalised Treatment Plans: We develop tailored treatment plans that address your specific needs, ensuring the most effective and efficient path to clear, healthy nails.
  • Ongoing Support: Our team provides continuous support and advice throughout your treatment journey, including tips for preventing future infections.

Preventing Fungal Nail Infections: Tips from Our Experts

Prevention is key to maintaining healthy nails. Here are some tips to help you avoid fungal nail infections:

  • Maintain Good Foot Hygiene: Wash your feet daily, and dry them thoroughly, especially between the toes.
  • Wear Breathable Footwear: Choose shoes made from natural materials that allow your feet to breathe and avoid wearing the same pair of shoes two days in a row.
  • Protect Your Feet in Public Areas: Wear sandals or flip-flops in public showers, locker rooms, and around pools.
  • Keep Nails Trimmed and Clean: Trim your nails straight across and file down thickened areas to prevent the accumulation of fungus.

Ready to Restore the Health and Beauty of Your Nails?

If you’re struggling with a fungal nail infection, don’t wait for it to worsen. Contact Rose Bay Podiatry today to schedule a consultation with one of our expert podiatrists. We’re committed to providing you with the highest standard of care, utilising the latest treatments to restore the health and appearance of your nails. Together, we can achieve lasting results and prevent future infections, ensuring your feet remain healthy and beautiful.


Q: How long does it take to see results from fungal nail treatments?
A: The duration varies depending on the treatment type and the severity of the infection. Some patients see improvements in as little as a few weeks, while others may require several months of treatment.

Q: Are fungal nail treatments painful?
A: Most fungal nail treatments are painless or cause minimal discomfort. Our podiatrists ensure your comfort throughout the treatment process.

Q: Can I prevent fungal nail infections from recurring?
A: Yes, by following our prevention tips and maintaining proper foot hygiene, you can significantly reduce the risk of future infections.