Nail fungus, which is also known as onychomycosis, is a common condition that appears when a microscopic fungus enters the fingernail or toenail. It is more prevalent in toenails than fingernails. People of any age can get nail fungus infections, but it is more common among people who are older than 60. It becomes a serious risk for people who have diabetes or a weakened immune system.
7What is the cause?
Nail fungus appears when fungus enters the nail through a small trauma or a cut or break in the nail. This fungus can be spread from one person to another. A warm and wet setting is a perfect condition for fungus to spread.