Canesten® Fungal Nail Treatment Set

Canesten® Fungal Nail Treatment Set is designed to fight nail fungus and get you back on track towards a healthier looking nail. 

An antifungal cream may not get to the root of the problem, and treatment with an antifungal nail lacquer can take months to bring visible results.

The Canesten Fungal Nail Treatment set provides visible results in 4 weeks or less. It helps you to get the source of the infection and you’ll only need to use it for up to 2 months or less.

The first phase includes a urea ointment to soften the affected part of the nail and a plastic scraper to gently remove the infected area.

The second phase includes a bifonazole cream that is applied to the nail bed. 

Canesten is recommended for treatment if your fungal nail infection:

  • Affects 3 nails or less
  • Affects less than 50% of the nail
  • Does not affect the cuticle end of the nail      

If this doesn't sound like your nail infection, you can consult your doctor for alternative treatment options.

What is nail fungus?

Medically known as onychomycosis, it's the same type of infection as athlete's foot. You can get infected in warm, moist such as pools, gyms, public showers or via contact with unsterilised nail equipment in beauty salons.

Good to know!

Nail fungus may feel uncomfortable and look odd, but in most cases there's nothing to worry about and it can be treated effectively.

Common symptoms of nail fungus

  • White or yellow streaks on the nail
  • Thick or brittle nail, loss of shine
  • Change in nail shape and crumbling or jagged edges
  • Loosening or lifting up of the nail
  • Debris trapped under the nail

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How to use?

Step 1: Weeks 1-3

Soften the infected part of the nail by applying Canesten Urea Ointment then gently remove with plastic scraper.

  • Soak the affected nail in warm water for 10mins. Dry thoroughly.
  • Apply Urea Ointment to the infected part of the nail.
  • Cover affected nail(s) with a plaster. Leave on for 24hrs.
  • Remove the plaster and soak for 10min in warm water. Dry thoroughly.
  • Use the scraper to gently scrape away only the infected parts of the nail.

Repeat this process daily for 2-3 weeks or until no more of the infected parts of the nail can be removed.

Step 2: Weeks 4-7

  • Clean and dry the affected area thoroughly.
  • Treat the fungal infection by applying Canesten Bifonazole cream on the nail bed once a day.

Repeat this process daily for 28 days.

When you have
fungal nail

Fungal nail infection is a common condition. It's not serious and not the end of the world, but the symptoms are annoying and can be even more so if the infection lingers or comes back. That’s why you shouldn’t ignore it:

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A fungal infection won’t go on its own. Treat it, don’t hide it.

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Antifungal treatment doesn't disappear just because symptoms do. Antifungal treatment needs several weeks to be completely effective.

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Start treatment sooner rather than later to fight fungus more effectively.

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If untreated, nail fungus can spread to other parts of your body and cause other types of skin fungus.

Take control of nail fungus

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Give the boot to anxiety and discomfort – let Canesten help you enjoy every day.

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At Canesten we have been pioneering antifungal solutions for decades

We offer reliable treatments and the practical advice you need so you can get things fixed yourself easily.

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