Fungal infection of the nail – known as Onychomycosis – is the most difficult of the superficial fungal infections to treat.
This is because most treatments available are topical agents (nail paints, ointments, and sprays), which are unable to penetrate the nail plate and reach the infected area.
The active infection is usually in the skin beneath the nail on the nail bed (skin), rather than the nail itself. Getting anti-fungal treatment to this area in sufficient concentration is very difficult.
Treatment options are:
Regular nail cutting and mechanical reduction of Fungal load
Regular nail cutting and mechanical reduction of Fungal load + topical treatment
Terbinafine Tablets (prescription only with a positive Fungal test via GP)