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orite guys, my mate was wondering if his fungus toenails will affect him passing the medical? only on of his toes, and it isnt that bad! he really wants to join. but is really paranoid about his toe nail! any help guys?
Tell him to see his GP. They'll take some snippings and send them off to confirm a fungal infection. There are two ways to treat a fungal nail infection, the first is a topical (ie surface) paint and the second is tablets.
Tell him to take the tablets. The paint is less than useless. The treatment will take some months and the nail may fall off, which makes tabbing and phys a bit sore for a while. Tell him to sort his gopping foot admin out too. Clean, dry, air and powder his feet with the issue powder regularly and don't let him use other blokes' towels/socks etc. He should also use flip flops in communal showers etc.
My Mrs had a problem with the nails on her big toes, she tried a lacquer called Curanail and it cleared it in two weeks. Maybe it works for some but not others,but it all comes down to personal hygiene as someone on here has already stated, its a waste of time trying to cure it if your mate doesn`t look after his feet.