Category: Fungal Nail

26 January 2023

Fungal nail testing at Bodyfix

Fungal nail infections are one of the most common conditions that I see in clinic. They are caused by Dermatophytes which is a fungus that can affect hair, nails and skin. A new, quick test called, ‘PreventID Dermatophyte’ detects the presence of all common Dermatophytes. It allows me to accurately and reliably diagnose fungal nails […]

28 November 2022

How to prevent Onychomycosis (Fungal Nail)

Fungus is a micro-organism that lives in our environment. Fungus requires damp, dark and warm conditions to colonise and grow. Our feet can often provide these perfect conditions. As well as infecting the skin (known as Athletes Foot) it can affect the toenails (Onychomycosis). Although painless, Onychomycosis, can look unsightly and can gradually destroy the […]

26 July 2022

Footcare at Bodyfix Clinic: Who to see and why

Chiropodist and Podiatrist: We frequently get asked what the difference is between a Chiropodist and a Podiatrist, and in fact there is no difference! Chiropodist/Podiatrist is a dual title held by anyone who has completed a BSc degree in Podiatry in the UK since the 90's. The training to become a qualified practitioner involves 3 [...]