Toenail Fungus

White or Yellow Spot on Tip of Nail

Nail Fungus

What Are Signs Toenail Fungus?

Toenail fungus is caused by fungal infection and can appear in one or more of your nails.

Nail fungus is more often seen in toenails than fingernails because toes are confined to dark and warm environments in your shoes.

Signs of Toenail fungus is a yellow or white spot on the tip of the nail, and as it worsens, the nail may thicken or crumble.

These infections can become painful are sometimes difficult to treat as they can recur

First Signs of Nail Infections

Causes of Toenail Fungus

Exposures to yeast and molds and other microscopic fungi are the main cause, as well as frequent exposure to moist and warm environments such as swimming pools and showers.

Risk Factors

  • Aging -With aging comes poor circulation and more exposure to fungi, as well as thickening of the nail
  • Men – Men tend to get nail fungus more than women
  • Perspiring heavily
  • Working in humid or moist environment
  • Walking barefoot in public bathrooms
  • Minor skin or nail injury with damaged nail
  • Having diabetes can often lead to poor circulation and weakened immune system

 Diagnosing & Treatment

Your doctor will most likely scrape some of the nails to sample it for fungus. A common and effective treatment for fungus can include anti-fungal creams and ointments, as well as other topical medications.

Prevention

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