Fungal (Mykotic) nail infection can be split into two catagories: dermatophyte and non dermatophyte. Both groups of fungus can result in nail infection and also have their own sub catagories, as there are many types of fungal strains.
Dermatophyte fungi thrive on keratin (protein) in the nails whereas non dermatophyte grow in an enviroment with mould. It is possible to have both types of nail fungus, however, the majority of nail infection is the result of dermatophyte fungi.
Various types of nail infection and presentation
Successful treatment of fungal nails is possible. Some people may find success with topical antifungal products, whilst others may be able to have a prescribed oral treatment.
For those who have yet to succeed with topical products, or do not wish to take oral prescribed treatment, the Lunular Laser ™ is a safe, painless and clinically backed treatment option.