If your toes turn yellow, spit, or peel off, chances are you have a toenail fungal infection. An estimated 40 million Americans suffer from toenail fungus which is also known as onychomycosis. You need not live with this condition for life. There are home remedies that you can use to get rid of this. You can also choose from several treatment options.
Fungi are always inside our bodies along with bacteria. The nail becomes infected due to a fungal overgrowth whether on or underneath the nail. Toenail infection is contagious and can be spread by way of direct or indirect contact. Fungi develop more in a warm and moist environment. This is the usual environment inside your shoes which is why toenail fungal infections are more prevalent than fingernail fungal infections.
5What are the most common symptoms of nail fungal infections?
At first, a nail fungus infection may not show obvious signs and symptoms. As the infection develops, you will notice any of the following: nail discoloration (the nails becomes yellow, white, green, or black), nail thickening, and distortion of shape (the nail may have an unusual shape, texture, and thickness that makes it hard to trim), pain and discomfort (especially when pressure is applied to the infected toenail), brittle and crumbly nails (the nail may crumble and fall off on its own). The surrounding skin may sometimes become red, swollen, and itchy too.