Fungal Nail Infection – Causes Continued

Hi Everyone! Aisling back again exploring fungal nail infection in greater depth. I know I previously explored this area but after some further research I learned that there are more ways that we can get this infection that I had thought. Outlined below are the causes of fungal nail infection continued. As always guys, all of the information I share with you comes from a reliable source which is why all the facts this blog is wrote around are sourced from Dublin based laser and skin clinic chain, Havana Skin Clinic

Onychomycosis

Fungal Nail Infection

Additional Factors That May Lead To The Development of Fungal Nail Infection

  • Trauma such as wounds or cuts in the nails that permits the fungus to enter the nail or nail bed
  • Irregular or abnormal PH level of the skin
  • Failing to completely dry off the feet after shower or exercise
  • Using closed footwear that does not let the feet to “breathe”
  • Older people and people with diabetes are more susceptible to nail fungus due to their compromised immune system.

“Dermatophytes, Candida (yeast) and non-dermatophyte moulds are the fungal organisms that cause onychomycosis (fungal nail infection). Patients typically get the disease in warm, damp and moist places like the gym shower and swimming pools. Borrowing shoes or socks from a person with nail fungus may also cause the disease.”

The cause that stands out to me the most is the point on irregular or abnormal PH level of the skin as it shows that getting this infection might even come down to genetics making you more susceptible so if you reading this and you have picked up this infection and can’t pin point exactly how you would of ever got it, unfortunately it might just be down to your make up. I had a look online and found this after that explains it in further depth HERE

If you picked up the infection and are still unsure of how you might of got it, check out my previous blog explaining common causes of fungal nail infection Fungal Nail Infection And What Causes It

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