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Superficial fungal infection caused by excessive use of nail polish on the toenails

Nail polish is a waterproof barrier and toenails have moisture that comes up from the skin, under the toenail and out of the toenail plate into the atmosphere. If you continue to wear nail polish for too long, moisture builds up between the space of the nail and the toenail polish creating cracking and natural fungus increases and becomes white fungal craters on the surface of toenail. If this is caught early do not reapply nail polish to hide or cover it. Make an appointment with the podiatrist as soon as possible and the podiatrist will remove all the superficial cracking and apply a strong anti-fungal nail lacquer to kill any existing fungus and the nail will have immediate visual improvement.


  • Corrine

    March 29, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    I used to wear nail polish and i keep it for long periods of weeks days months, I see myself having the same case. Im interested to use the anti-fungal nail lacquer. Do you have any available stocks in your clinic/shop?


    • Dubai Podiatry Centre

      April 15, 2018 at 2:46 pm

      Dear Corrine, try and remove the nail lacquer – especially on the toenails to allow the moisture to come free from the nail plate. The Podiatrist will remove all the fungus from your toenails and apply the medicine to your nails.Please call for an appointment or book online to see Podiatrist Michelle Champlin for a detailed assessment and treatment plan. Best wishes, Dubai Podiatry Centre


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