Nail fungus

Nail fungus (onychomycosis, tinea unguium) is a fungal infection that affects approximately 10% of the population, and it can occur on both fingers and toes. The fungus that attacks the nails feeds on keratin, which is the protein that forms the main component of the nails. In the event of a fungal infection, the nail will therefore break down more and more.

Dr.Dropin now offers laser as a treatment to remove nail fungus. You can also read more about symptoms and the course of treatment.

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What is nail fungus?

Symptoms of nail fungus can vary somewhat, but it is common for the nail to take on a yellowish tinge, for it to become deformed and eventually for the nail to loosen completely. Nail fungus typically occurs in older people, in people with a weakened immune system and in people who, for various reasons, walk a lot in tight and damp footwear.

Although nail fungus is not dangerous for most people, for many it will be experienced as both unpleasant and embarrassing, and then it will be necessary to get treatment to get rid of the problem. Another good reason to get treatment, and ideally as soon as possible, is that a lack of treatment can cause the nail fungus to spread to several nails over time and/or cause an infection in the skin between the nails.

How Dr.Dropin can help you

The most commonly used treatments against nail fungus are tablets or local treatments in the form of cream or nail polish. Medical nail polish will be most appropriate in cases where the nail fungus has had a limited spread, while tablets will be appropriate when larger parts of the nail have been infected. In both cases, the goal is for the drugs to kill the fungus so that the new nail that grows out can grow normally, but it is often very difficult to get the drugs to penetrate the nail.

Another relatively new method that has proven to work well is laser treatment. The laser can then either be used alone or in combination with local treatment. The laser treatment itself is quick, simple and relatively painless. The treatment usually has to be repeated around 4 times with 3 weeks between each treatment. Even after treatment, you will not be able to see the result straight away, because the nail must be given time to grow back. This can take between 6 and 18 months, depending on the size of the nail.

If you are unsure whether or not to have a laser treatment, we recommend a consultation with a dermatologist to assess your nail.

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Before treatment

  • If you use nail polish, this must be removed before you come to class.
  • On the same day as the treatment is to be carried out, you should file the surfaces of all the infected nails with a disposable file, which is thrown away after use.

After treatment

  • File the surface of the nails 2 times a week, both during the course of treatment and for 3 months after the last treatment.
  • Throw away old socks, and freeze the shoes you have used before to get rid of any fungal residue.
  • Be sure to keep your feet dry, and dry well between your toes after you shower.
  • Change socks every day, and wash the socks at 60 degrees.

Reasonable price

Predictable and reasonable price, without hidden costs and surprising additions.

Includes consumables, applications, prescriptions, etc.

Short waiting time

With us, you get an appointment quickly, and 20 minutes are set aside for a consultation, which can be done both on video or in the clinic.

Experienced specialists

At Dr.Dropin you will meet dermatologists who can diagnose and treat all skin disorders.