Nail fungus infection is a common infection. This is what happens when fungus gets in through cracks in the nails or skin cuts. The most common sign of this is the discoloration of your nails. They become brownish, yellowish, or whitish. The nails also become thick and crumbly. When the debris until the nail piles up, the nail can loosen and eventually separates from the nail bed. The infection can be painful as well.
Fungus grows and spreads easily in environments that are moist and warm. The toes offer that kind of environment. Toenail fungus infections are caused by various kinds of fungi and at times yeast. When it is left on its own, the infection may start from one part of a toenail to the other parts and even other nails, skin, and body parts.
4How Is It Treated?
The nail fungus treatment depends on the type of fungus and the severity of the infection. It is likely for the doctor to recommend one or a combination of the following treatments: a topical medicated nail lacquer, a topical cream that can be applied to the nail, a prescription antifungal pill, and a laser treatment for removing the damaged parts of the nail or skin. There are cases when the nail has to be completely removed through surgery.