Nail fungal infections are common infections that affect the toenails and fingernails. These may cause the nails to change in color and thickness. They are also likely to crack and break. These infections commonly affect toenails compared to fingernails. Fungal infections take time to develop, and it is hard to notice the symptoms at first due to their subtlety.
6How does the infection develop?
A nail fungal infection appears when there is an overgrowth in, on, or under the nail. Fungi flourish in a warm and moist environment. This is the kind of environment that will encourage them to populate. The fungi that cause nail fungus are the same as those that bring you jock itch, ringworm, and athlete’s foot. Fungi that are naturally present in your body may cause nail fungal infections.