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.
5Who is at risk of getting infected?
People who are more likely to develop a fungal nail infection are those who suffer the following conditions: diabetes, injury on the skin surrounding the skin, older than 65 years old, wearing artificial nails, have poor blood circulation and have a weakened immune system. Nail infections often occur in male older adults. They rarely occur in children.