Learning More About Fingernail Fungus


Our hands are truly remarkable. The average person has incredibly dexterity and range of movement when it comes to their hands. From writing the countless symbols and shapes that go into language, typing the words you are reading now, throwing a baseball, or carefully moving object around, our hands are invaluable. While our hands represent one of the primary ways we interact with the world around us, they are also susceptible to a wide range of injuries, diseases, and disorders.

Comprising 27 bones, a range of joints, muscles, and tendons, the hand is one of the most delicate parts of our body. Along with sustaining stress fractures and physical injury, repetitive motion injuries and several different kinds of diseases often occur in the hands. A frequent disease that more then 10% of American adults struggle with is fingernail fungus.

Also known as onychomycosis (which applies to both fingernail and toenail related fungi,) nail fungus can occur for a wide range of reasons including poor hygiene, health issues, and simple bad luck. While there are a range of treatments as well as causes of onychomycosis, lets take a moment to explain exactly how a fungus in your nails can happen. From there, we will explore the different kinds of fungus that can cause this problem with your fingernails, as well as the causes and treatments available to you. Well, with all of that out of the way, lets get started!

4Where Will My Nail Fungus Appear?

The nail fungus will most often occur under the nail, anywhere in the nail bed. It will start in a localized area and then gradually spread if left untreated. Your recommended treatment will be dependent on the condition of the nail and the type of fungus you have.

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