Toenail fungus which is also called onychomycosis occurs when a fungal infection appears under the nail causing several changes in its appearance. This is primarily caused by a group of fungi called dermatophytes. These microorganisms also cause athlete’s foot, ringworm, and jock itch.
Most people only become concerned about toenail fungus because they feel embarrassed by it. But toenail fungus is more serious than a mere cosmetic problem. If it is left untreated, this may worsen and make it difficult for you to walk.
A fungal infection has several possible risk factors which include walking in damp and highly populated areas, having breaks and damage on the nail and nail bed, having chronic conditions like diabetes, rheumatoid, and weak immune system, having previous problems with athlete’s foot, yeast overgrowth, and mold growth.
A nail fungal infection requires a clinical diagnosis for treatment, but it is characterized by the following common symptoms: discolored and misshapen nails, brittle and crumbly nails, nails that can be painful, having white marks or yellow streaks across the nail’s surface, the nails can become too hard or too weak, and they may also emit a foul smell.
10All about Buttercup
Buttercup is an herb. People dry the plant’s parts that grow above the ground. They use these parts as a remedy for various conditions including nerve pain, arthritis, skin problems, and swelling of the major airways of the lungs. This plant is known for many other common names: cuckoo buds, frogwort, meadowbloom, crowfoot, goldcup, and others.