Nail fungus infections are a common condition that affects the nails, both on the toes and fingers. It makes up 50 percent of nail abnormalities. Fungus is a natural organism found in the body. It becomes a problem when it overgrows. Nail fungal infections are also called onychomycosis or tinea unguium.
No one is safe from nail fungus infections. But these are common among people who have the following conditions: heavy perspiration, slow-growing nails, diabetes, wearing artificial nails, walking barefoot in public places, blood-circulation problems, wearing inappropriate socks and shoes, a weakened immune system, and history of fungal infection.