Most unpleasant thing that could happen to your nails, not very pleasant theme to discuss, but as they say “in for a penny, in for a pound”, let’s begin today’s topic nail fungus.
As you understand, nail fungus images are disturbing, that is why I’m not posting any.
Causes of nail fungus (Tinea unguim) are mycotic infections, which easily transfer from one individual to another. Most of the time people in one family exposed to infection, through shared footwear or some other home stuff. The same infection rate occurs in public places like saunas, gyms, swimming pools.
Nail fungus is very “tough” infection, and eventually contaminates all nail parts destroying it and infecting other nails or even skin. Nail fungus is a source of invasion of other body parts. Even if you treat all nidus of fungus on foot skin, it might occur again if nidus of infection left in the nails.
As the nail fungus spreads deep into your nail, it causes nails discolor, thicken and as following crumbling and destroyed nails. Fungus makes nails white, gray, yellow, brown, sometimes black and even green. Nail plate itself becomes opaque, because of fungus under it.
There are a lot of unwanted consequences of untreated nail fungus, thus you have to be careful at first. Always try to wear your own slippers in public shower, swimming pool, at the places where you are mostly exposing to the contamination.
If some of your relatives, friends, roommates with whom you use same home stuff are infected use precaution methods too. But if you unfortunately got infected, don’t waste your time trying folk remedy, go to your dermatologist. Only lab tests and prescript dugs will help you.