Hi Everyone! Aisling here starting on a brand new blog topic. As you all know when I start researching something I become obsessed. I Just need to know everything there is to know! After suffering with ingrown toe nails when I was younger which ultimately I had to have surgery on! I suffered with infection in the areas and it was always a massive scare that my nails would become infected with fungal nail. Luckily, this never happened. However, I made it my business to know everything about fungal nail infection so that I knew what to look out for in case my nails ever did become infected.
More importantly, I wanted to know how to prevent it from ever happening! It’s safe to say I became feet obsessed and I was always doing what ever I could to make mine look that bit better. As always, I took to Havana Skin Clinic to educate myself on fungal nail infection and it’s with this information, I gathered the content to write my next blog series all around the topic. I hope you like it.
Did you know?
Onychomycosis or toenail fungus which affects about 6 -14% of the adult population is a common disease. It’s a disease caused by fungal organisms that gain entry underneath one or more nails. It’s sometimes confused with athletes foot which is different. The fungi can invade the skin through cuts or through a small separation in the toe nail between the nail and nail bed. Ultimately, causes the fungal nail infection. Following penetration into the infected nails, it can then grow and spread in the warm, moist environment inside socks and shoes. Throughout this next blog series, we will discuss what’s a fungal nail infection. Focusing on the symptoms of fungal nail infection and the nail treatment options for this disease.
Fungal Nail Infection & What Causes It
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 disease is highly infectious but you should note not always visible at a first glance. While you think you might only have it in one nail, it may be in several.
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