A fungus is a primitive organism, which means that it is adaptable. It can exist in the air, soil, plants, and even in water. It can thrive anywhere you want. The fungus can enter the body through tiny cracks in the skin and results in a fungal infection also known as mycosis. The fungus can easily spread through touch, including touching someone who has been infected with it. It’s a good thing that fungi may not be that contagious. It is possible for fungus to spread easily at home. Foot fungus for example can linger for a long time on sheets, towels, or common household items. Visitors may also spread fungus at home. Fungus likes to feed on keratin, a strong and fibrous protein that is the main component of our skin, hair, and nails. That is why it thrives in these parts.
6What are some symptoms of nail fungal infections?
Nails that have been infected by nail fungus are often thicker than normal nails. These may also look oddly shaped and warped, and they can also break so easily. Nails that have been infected may appear yellow, white, green, or brown. Sometimes a white spot appears on a part of the nail and easily becomes bigger. When fungus starts to build up underneath the nail, the nail may loosen and set off the nail bed. The fungus may also easily spread to the skin surrounding the infected nail. In some cases, the infected nail may also give off a foul smell.