Nail fungus is one of the most common conditions among people. It all starts with yellow or white spots under
Nail fungus is one of the most common conditions among people. It all starts with yellow or white spots under your fingernails or the toenail. As the conditions worsen and the fungal infections go deeper, the nail might discolor, crumble and thicken at the edges and after a while affects all the other nails. To some people, nail fungus causes blisters and very painful swelling around the affected nail. Obvious, this is a condition that makes people feel uncomfortable but to some, it might be mild and not bother them.
In most cases, it is easier to get fungal infections if are affected by fungal infections on your foot. This is because the infections easily spread to one nail and then spread to the rest with time. Nail fungus can be embarrassing sometimes but that does not mean that all nail disorders are caused by fungus. According to the dermatologists, there are several nail problems that might look like nail fungus but they are not. However, it is good to always get checked whenever you notice some nail fungus symptoms. For early signs, nail fungus may cause discoloration of the affected nail and lifting of the nail out from the skin. As the conditions become worse, the affected nail might become thicker, increase discoloration, become difficult to cut or even become thinner, crumble and split.
Nail fungus infections can be caused by several things, however, the infections are mainly caused by fungal organisms. According to the research, dermatophyte is the most common fungus cause. Often, nail fungus infection mostly affects the older adults that young people. With time, the nail can become dry and brittle. This causes the nail to start cracking which easily allows the fungi to enter into the nail. (more…)