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Nail infections treatment, diagnosis & prescriptions

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Can I talk to a doctor on Maple about my nail infection?

Yes, absolutely. In most cases, a Maple doctor can diagnose nail infections online by asking about your symptoms and observing your condition. Once you describe your symptoms to the doctor, they’ll be able to diagnose, prescribe appropriate medication, and recommend an appropriate course of treatment. If the doctor suspects you have a more serious problem, they may suggest for you to go to a clinic for a thorough physical examination. 

In select provinces, you can also request to see a dermatologist right on Maple about your nail infections. To learn more about how our online dermatology assessments work, please click here.

Can I get a prescription on Maple?

Yes, our physicians can prescribe medications online during your consultation. Once you accept a prescription, you’ll have the option to pick it up from any pharmacy or we’ll deliver it right to your door at no additional cost.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

What are nail infections?

Nail fungal infection (also known as onychomycosis) is a common fungal infection that occurs under the tip of the nail. It often begins in a white or yellow colour, and can get worse over time causing the nail to discolour further, or even thicken and crumble. 

They are most common in older adults as they have weaker blood circulation.

What are the symptoms of a nail infection?

Symptoms can include:

  • White or yellow spots under the nail
  • Edges of nail crumbling 
  • Rough texture of nail
  • Pungent nail odour
How can I treat nail infections?

Doctors may be able to prescribe a variety of antifungal medication to help combat nail infections. These may include:

  • Oral medication, including medication such as Lamisil and Sporanox
  • Medicated nail polish
  • Medicated nail cream


Over-the-counter medication may also be an option which could help eliminate the nail infection.

What is Maple?

With Maple, you can start consulting with a doctor about your symptoms in a matter of minutes. We’re a healthcare app for fast, convenient 24/7 access to Canadian doctors.

You simply log in, tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll immediately connect you to a doctor via live chat or video. You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

Our doctors can assess symptoms, and provide treatment, including prescriptions as necessary.

Additionally, for select provinces, you may see a dermatologist on Maple about your nail infection the same way you would request a consultation with a general practitioner. Maple’s dermatologists are able to provide you with a diagnosis, necessary notes, treatment plans, and prescriptions within 24 hours.

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Conditions Maple doctors can treat

Chronic care

Doctors are available 24/7 to provide advice and prescriptions for common chronic care conditions.

Mental health

Our doctors are available to provide advice and treatment for common mental health conditions.

Some examples include:

Women's/men's health

Doctors can advise on family planning and treat conditions like urinary tract infections and erectile dysfunction.


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