A fungal infection of the fingernails or toenails usually looks like yellowed or white nails that could also become thick and brittle. Nail infection could affect the nail or part of it. It could also affect multiple nails. When left untreated, these infections may lead to permanent damage to the nail.
Nail Fungal Infection Symptoms
Not all nails that are brittle, thick, or become discolored are a result of a nail fungal infection. The doctor will be able to help you determine if you suffer from a nail fungal infection. The following are the most common symptoms of a nail fungal infection: nail discoloration (the nails becoming white, yellow, green, or brown), nail thickening or thinning, and the nail separates from the finger or toes and crumbles.
Who Is At Risk?
It is easy to be infected with nail fungus. Your toenails are more prone to nail fungal infections because of the conducive environment inside the shoes. Walking barefoot in a warm and moist environment like a public pool or a locker gym where someone infected with nail fungus has walked. Fingernails that are wet for hours are also more susceptible to nail fungal infections. A nail fungal infection that occurs on the fingernails may spread to the toenails. People who have diabetes and a weakened immune system and who acquired a nail fungal infection may develop sores that won’t heal. This requires immediate treatment.
Nail Fungal Infections
It’s easy to acquire nail fungal infections, but they can be difficult to treat. It is also more likely to recur. A topical nail fungus treatment that must be applied to the nail directly is oftentimes ineffective. This is because the nails cannot be penetrated, making them incapable of killing the fungi. Once the infection has reached the nail bed, it is important to use oral medications. These medications may reach the nail bed through one’s bloodstream. When the nail is damaged, this may have to be removed.
2All about Semolina (Semovita)
Semolina is a coarse flour often used in pasta, cereals, bread, and other food items. In Nigeria, this is often used in preparing the semolina fufu which can be consumed with different Nigerian soups. It used to be called middlings of durum wheat. Today prefer to call these middlings of maize and rice. This is yellow when it is from durum wheat and white when it is from other sources. The semolina fufu is quite common in Nigeria.