Nail conditions and diseases

 
Fungal Nails
Fungal infection of toenails, called Onychomycosis, is a common foot health problem that many people do not recognize. Fungi are simple parasitic plant organisms, such as molds and mildew, that do not require sunlight for growth. They easily attack the nail, thriving off keratin, the nail's protein substance.

Onychomycosis is an infection underneath the nail that can also penetrate the nail. If it is ignored, it could impair one's ability to work or even walk because it is frequently accompanied by thickening of the nails, which then cannot be easily trimmed, and may cause pain while wearing shoes. This disease can frequently be accompanied by a secondary bacterial and/or yeast infection in/or about the nail plate.

Symptoms:

  • Change in color (yellow or brown)
  • Nail gets thicker
  • Bad odor
  • Debris collects beneath the nail
  • White marks on the nail
  • This infection is capable of spreading to other toenails, the skin or even the fingernails.

Toenails are especially vulnerable around damp areas where people are likely to be walking barefoot - swimming pools, locker rooms, and showers. Injury to the nail bed may make it more susceptible to all types of infection, including fungal infection. Those who suffer chronic diseases, such as diabetes, circulatory problems, or immune-deficiency conditions, are especially prone to fungal nails.

There are a variety of products that can be used on the foot and toe nails that kill the tinea pedis fungus, such as:

  • RESTORE AF - topical solution restores infected nails
  • Anti-Fungal Nail Treatment Kit
  • Skin & Nail Fungal Treatment Kit
  • Gordochom Fungicide-Germicide
  • Tineacide Antifungal Cream for Foot Fungus
  • Tineacide® Antifungal Shoe Spray for Foot Fungus

 

 
 
 

 

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