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Fungal nail infection


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A fungal nail infection can affect part or all of your nail. The nail can become thickened, discoloured, brittle and crumbly.

A pharmacist can help if you have a fungal nail infection. They may suggest trying an antifungal medicine that you brush onto the affected nail.

A GP may prescribe antifungal tablets for a fungal nail infection. You may need to take them for up to 6 months.

Things you can do to help prevent fungal nail infections include keeping your feet clean and dry, and treating athlete's foot as soon as possible.

A fungal nail infection is where one of your nails (usually a toenail) is infected with a fungus. It's not serious but can take a long time to treat.

Page last reviewed: 27/03/2024
Next review due: 27/03/2027