Fungal Nails and Onychomycosis

Fungal nails can be an embarrassing and in some cases a painful condition. Fungal nails can affect one nail or the entire foot simultaneously.

The fungi that cause the infection are usually a combination of Trichophyton Rubrum Trychophyton Interdigitale. These fungi are microscopic vegetable organisms that use organic material as a source of energy and are collectively known as dermatophytes. Keratin is the organic component in the nail plate that the fungi eat and use as energy. The wastes from the fungi are deposited beneath the nail.

The appearance of a fungal nail is usually a thickened, brittle, brown-green coloured nail.

The exact source of the infection is difficult/ impossible to determine as most of the fungal conditions have an unremarkable onset and are usually only noticed after a considerable time period has passed.

The fungal infection of nails usually begins in the free end of the nail and will most often progress to cover the entire nail. Unfortunately the fungal infection will often spread to the other nails if left untreated. In severe cases the nail may even begin to lift and separate from the nail bed over time due to the amount of waste material that is deposited beneath the nail.

Treatment of fungal nails usually involves the application of a topical anti-fungal nail pain for 3 to 6 months. Cutting back as much of the fungal portion of the nail during this period is also helpful as it will eradicate some of the living fungus.

The aim of the anti-fungal is to prevent the new nail growth from being infected. As new growth occurs the fungal section can be trimmed from the nail. This is repeated until all of the fungal area of nail is removed.


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THE KEY STEPS TO GETTING THE RIGHT SIZE DOCPODS:

FULL LENGTH INSOLES 

NON FULL LENGTH INSOLES 

1. Measure your existing shoe insole:

 1. Measure from your heel to ball of foot:


 

2. Then compare your measurements from above to match the product size charts below:
(you can trim to fit the insoles by approximately 1cm)


Docpods Regular Size Guide - for Slimline, 3 Quarter, Sports


  US UK EURO SLIMLINE 3 QUARTER  SPORTS 
Size  cm cm cm
Small  4-7  4-8  3-6.5  4-7.5  35-40 16  16.3  25.8
Medium  7-9   8-10  6-9  7-10  39-43  17.4 17.2  27.4
Large   9-13  10-14  8-12  9-13  42-47 19.3   18.2 29.4

Docpods Ultra Size Guide - for Ultra Soft

  XXS XS S M L XL
EURO  34  35.5-37.5  38-40  40.5-42  42.5-44  44.5-46.5
UK  2.5  3-4.5  5-6.5  7-8  8.5-9.5  10-12
US MENS  4-5  5.5-6  6.5-7.5  8-9  9.5-10.5  11-13.5
US WOMENS  3.5-5  5.5-7  7.5-9  9.5-10.5  11-12  13-14
LENGTH (cm) 23.2cm 24.9cm 26.2cm 28.8cm 30cm  31.2cm

Docpods Kids Size Guide - for Docpods Kids Fit only

  Size SPORTS  SLIMLINE
XXS 12-1  19.5cm 13cm 
XS 2-3 22.4cm  15.3cm 

Docpods Foot Pillow - Trim to Fit

  S L
US MENS  4.5 - 9  9 - 13
US WOMENS  6 - 10  10 - 14
LENGTH (cm) 26.5cm 29.2cm