DIscoloured nails

DIscoloured nails

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What are discoloured nails?

Discoloured nails are nails that appear differently due to a change in colour. Discolouration may affect either the entire nail plate or just part of the nail.

What causes discoloured nails?

There are a number of reasons why nails change colour and quite often this is nothing to worry about. Some types of discolouration of the nails can be clues to infection or other conditions, it is therefore important to visit a podiatrist so that this can be assessed for the appropriate action and treatment to be taken.

What should I do if I have discoloured nails?

If you have discoloured nails and you are concerned, one of our podiatrists will be able to advise you on the best treatment, or simply ease your concerns.

Podiatry treatment for discoloured nails

The treatment for discoloured nails depends on the cause. Some discolouration may not be treated, however others will. It is important to visit a podiatrist who will be able to advise you on this. Treatment may include:

  • Anti-fungals
  • Supplements
  • Antibiotics
  • Nail surgery

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