Frequently Asked Questions About Fungal Nail Infections

How do I treat fungal nail infection?

You can treat your fungal nail infection with an oral or topical (where a drug is placed directly on your skin) anti-fungal. Canespro ointment has to be applied daily on the infected area of the nail, which is then covered by a plaster for 24h. Then, the softened part of the nail can be gently removed with the plastic tool. This gentle removal usually takes 2 to 3 weeks, and enables you to get to the main root of the infection (as in most cases fungal nail infections occur under the nail plate, on the nail bed). Visit the treatment page to find out more.

How long does the treatment take?

Treating a fungal nail infection can be a lengthy process, and most treatments can take several months to start to show visible changes. Canespro is the shortest treatment towards healthy nails, with visible results in 2 to 3 weeks. Canespro enables you to get to the main root of the infection, as 85% of fungal nail infections occur under the nail plate, on the nail bed. After completing the treatment with Canespro, a topical anti-fungal cream should then be applied on the nail bed for 3 to 4 weeks. Click here to find out more about Canespro.

Can I get a fungal nail infection on my fingernail?

Yes you can, though you’re seven times more likely to get an infection on one of your toenails than on one of your fingernails. This is because the environments your feet are in, (moist socks and shoes, public changing rooms or swimming pool floors) are where the fungi that cause fungal nail infections are most often found.

Is it contagious?

Yes, it is contagious and if you don't treat the infection, there's a chance it will spread to other nails, so it is important to start your treatment as early as possible. It is best to avoid changing rooms, swimming pools and nail/beauty salons while you have a fungal nail infection to prevent the infection from spreading.

How can I prevent it in future?

The best way to avoid future fungal nail infections is to take good care of your feet and nails. For example, always dry your feet carefully, and wear flip flops in swimming pools or public changing rooms. Click here for more top tips on prevention.