A nail fungus infection is a common infection that affects the toenail, fingernail, or nail bed. Fungi may attack the nails through small cuts or cracks in the nail or the surrounding skin. It may also enter through that space between the nail and the nail bed. When you are healthy, this may not be a problem.
What are its causes?
Nail fungal infections may be caused by molds, yeasts, and other fungi. Fungus thrives in a dark, warm, and moist environment. It is possible to spread the infection from one person to another. You may also acquire the infection from contact with a contaminated surface through walking barefoot in public areas like swimming pools and locker rooms and also through sharing personal items like towels and nail clippers.
When you are vulnerable to nail fungus due to health conditions, the infection will likely recur. This is possible when you don’t do preventive measures.
What are some symptoms?
The infection takes time to develop. A nail that has been infected may become white, yellow, or brown. It may also become thicker and misshapen. The nail may also crumble and split, and it may separate completely from the nail bed. Most of the time, the infection does not cause pain unless it becomes severe.
How is it treated?
A nail fungal infection takes a long time to heal. It may be necessary to try several treatments before you find one that works for you. A nail fungus treatment may start with a topical antifungal. It can be in the form of a nail cream, polish, or lotion. For the more aggressive type of nail fungal infection, an oral antifungal may be prescribed by the doctor. If the infection tends to recur and does not respond to other forms of nail infection, nail removal may be recommended by the doctor as well.
2All about the Angelica Root / Dong Quai
Angelica is a genus of various plants and herbs that are popular in Asian traditional medicine. The roots of many different Angelica species can be used to create herbal medicines. However, when you say Angelica root, this refers to the particular species called Angelica archangelica (A. archangelica). This may also refer to Angelica sinensis (A. sinensis).
The roots and other parts of Angelica Root have been used for a long time in traditional herbal medicine. A. sinensis is the more researched species. This has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of hormonal imbalance, liver detoxification, and support for digestion. Meanwhile, in Europe, Angelica archangelica is used traditionally for circulation issues, digestive concerns, and anxiety.