Fungal infections can affect all parts of the body. Fungi thrive in the body, and they coexist with bacteria. An infection happens when a type of fungus starts to overgrow and spread. An example of a fungal infection is a toenail fungal infection which is also known as onychomycosis or tinea unguium. This is a fungal infection that affects both fingernails and toenails. It takes time for the fungal infection to develop, and, likely, the symptoms are not that noticeable in the early stages.
5Are there people who are at risk of getting infected?
Anyone can become infected with toenail fungus, but some people are more prone to getting infected with the fungus. These include those who are diabetic, have an athlete’s foot, hyperhidrosis, nail injury and condition, poor circulation to the toes, psoriasis, and a weak immune system such as those that have an autoimmune disorder.