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FAQ Patients

What is Clearanail?

Clearanail is a treatment for Fungal Nail

What is Fungal Nail?

Fungal nail (known as Onychomycosis) is the same fungal infection as Athlete’s Foot, which has become established underneath the toenail.

Why is Fungal Nail difficult to treat?

Antifungal solutions applied to the nail, cannot penetrate the nail plate easily to reach the infection underneath.

What is special about the Clearanail Treatment?

The Clearanail treatment produces micro holes through the nail, to allow antifungal medication to reach the infection in high levels of in very concentration.

How big are the holes?

Very small, they are 0.4 mm in diameter (about the same width as ten human hairs) .Please see photo o nail on left.

Does it hurt?

No you usually won’t feel anything, because the device is computer controlled to ensure that it retracts as soon as it breaks through the nail bed i.e. it does not damage the nail bed.

How many treatments are required?

The Podiatrist will usually only need to make the holes once (or twice in more severe cases), but will want to see you another one or two times to ensure that the treatment is successful.

How long does the treatment take?

It takes approximately 30 minutes to make all the holes, but please allow up to an hour for the full appointment.

What else is involved in the Treatment?

The first stage may be to diagnose the infection as Fungus, so a quick test tube test will be conducted using dust from your nail.

The skin and shoes and socks may also be infected so you may be given directions on how to treat these.

How is the antifungal solution applied?

This depends upon what treatment your Podiatrist recommends, but Lamisil Spray is often recommended, to be sprayed onto the nail daily.

How quickly will it work?

A visible improvement will usually be seen in the nail in just 2-8 weeks.

How long is the treatment period?

The spray may be applied for up to three months.


This depends upon the Podiatrist providing the treatment

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