All about toenail fungus
What Is Toenail Fungus?
Toenail fungus is a kind of infection that gets in sometimes through cracks in your nail or cuts in your skin.
Toenail fungus can make your toenail change color or get thicker and sometimes causing it to penetrate
your toe. Because toes are often in closed shoes, warm, moist and damp, fungus ideally grows well there.
Different kinds of fungi and sometimes yeast affect different parts of the nail. Left untreated, an infection
could spread to other toenails, skin, or even to other family members living with you.
Infected nails in most cases are thicker than normal and could be warped or oddly shaped. They can break
easily. Nails with fungus might look yellow, brown and even black. Sometimes it starts with a white small spot
shows up on the nail and then change its color and gets bigger.
When fungus builds up under your nail, it can loosen and even separate the nail from the bed. The fungus
may also spread to the skin around your nail.
Who Gets Toenail Fungus?
Around 25% of population worldwide suffers of nail fungus.
Men are more likely to get it than women. The older you are, the better your chances are, too. People who
have diabetes, athlete’s foot, or a weak immune system, who smoke, or whose family members have it are
also at a higher risk. If you spend a lot of time in the water or you’ve injured your toenail, your odds for
getting toenail fungus go up.
• A topical cream that goes directly on the nail with Efficiency of around 20% only.
• A topical nail lacquer as Fungusmat with Efficiency of around 95%.
• An antifungal prescription pill which could harm your liver with Efficiency of around 75% only.
• A laser treatment with poor Efficiency of around 10% only !!! (Taken from researches and reviews found on Google)
search on Google to see why.
Take Care of Your Toes
Use soap and water daily to wash your feet, and dry well, including between toes. Trim your toenails straight
across in order to keep them shorter than the end of your toe.
Make sure the tools you are using are clean as well.
Do not attempt to cover up discolored nails with polish.
Your nail bed can’t “breathe,” which keeps fungus from going away. Keep Feet Dry and Clean
Be smart about your footwear. Choose cotton socks that wick moisture away. Change them regularly.
Make sure your shoes fit well and not tight. They should be made of something that lets air move through it,
like canvas, mesh, or leather.
Wear shower shoes as flip flops in wet public places like locker rooms and swimming pools or at gym
Know Your Toes
Pay attention and take a good look at your toes and toenails and the skin around regularly. (It is a good
idea to use a mirror if it’s hard to see your toes)
Look carefully for any changes in color and texture, as well as for cuts or any other damage.
If your symptoms don’t improve or get worse look for help.