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Fungal Infection and Nail Care
Nail fungus can affect anyone as the microscopic fungi that causes infections live in public areas such as showers, locker rooms, or even your nail salon. They prefer warm moist environments, and it may not be feasible to take a complete avoidance stance towards it. That said, there are many ways in which you can reduce the risk of getting a fungal infection.
Identification and Treatment of Nail Fungus
Onychomycosis is the medical name for a condition where the finger or toenails become infected by fungus. The toenail is the most common area of infection, as the toenails grow slower than the finger nails, which fungus prefer. Onychomycosis can be unappealing, and depending on the severity of infection, uncomfortable, or even painful.
Nail Fungus Causes and Treatments
Fungal infections are caused by fungus that prefers moist warm areas infect the skin or nails, causing infection, and thus anyone can get an infection. It is also contagious, but can be cured with proper treatment.
Fungal Infection Q&A
Fungus can infect the nails, eating away at the keratin in the nail, which gives the nail a yellow, thickened appearance. Normally, the nails are well protected from fungus, however, physical breaks, weakening of the immune system, constant exposure to dampness where fungus breed, or certain medical conditions make a fungal infection more likely than normal.
Fungal Infection of the Nails
If youíve noticed a change in the color, tone, or texture of your nails, this may be due to a fungal infection. Almost 50% of all changes to the nails are due to fungal infection of the nail, or onychomycosis. Men are more commonly infected, possibly due to their greater exposure to locations where fungi breed, such as the gym. The toes are more commonly infected, as fungus tends to form on nails that grow slower. Fungus can spread from nail to nail, and can spread to the foot.
Fungus FAQ
Fungal infections are among the most persistent and widespread skin conditions. They include athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm and many nail and scalp infections. If you find yourself with an infection, see your doctor about the treatment option that's best for you. Below are some tips and facts that may help you deal with or prevent a fungal infection.
Fungal Infection Facts
Fungal infection, colloquially known as Athletesí foot, is commonly generated in public facilities such as locker rooms, and gyms. Fungus prefers moist conditions, in areas that lack oil glands, and feed off of hair, nails, and the dead surface skin.
Identifying and Treating Rashes on the Feet
Rashes on the feet can occur from a variety of causes, including stress, improper footwear, sweating, allergies, or the presence of fungus. Untreated rashes can lead to bacterial infections, and therefore should be treated immediately.