Toenail fungus- the visitor that overstays its welcome

Toe Nail Fungus Picture
Toe Nail Fungus Picture
MINNEAPOLIS - Feb. 26, 2022 - PRLog -- Most people but especially those over 60 years of age sooner or later have to deal with toenail fungus. This is due the fact that our nails get harder and more brittle with age. As a result the nails often develop hairline cracks and that is where the fungus slips through. If you can get onto it at a very early stage, some OTC products may help but once it has dug in deeply under the nail , you may spend years and lots of money with OTC products to no avail. Then it becomes a situation that must be addressed from inside the body.

Other than keeping your toenails trimmed and perhaps painted, you may not pay much attention to them — unless a problem develops. Healthy toenails are pink, shiny and smooth, but a fungal infection can cause them to become discolored, thick, brittle and even painful.

Toenail fungal infection, known as onychomycosis, is a common but challenging condition; toenail fungus treatments include a wide range of options with varying success rates.

Causes of toenail fungus .Fungal nail infections are usually caused by fungi called dermatophytes that infect the skin beneath the nail; yeast is another common culprit. Toenails are especially vulnerable to infection when your bare feet contact damp surfaces such as showers, swimming pools and locker rooms. If you have athlete's foot, the infection can spread to the nails.

Wearing closed shoes such as athletic shoes for extended periods also can contribute to infection if your shoes and/or socks are damp from perspiration or heat. If your shoes fit snugly enough to put pressure on your toes, they can damage the nail bed, making it more susceptible to infection.

Copy and paste this link for the solution:

When to see a doctor for toenail fungus:
If your symptoms do not get better with home treatment, make an appointment with your primary care physician or a podiatrist. They may recommend a prescription-strength topical medication, or an oral anti-fungal pill that you take for two or three months. Oral treatment is usually more effective but may interact with other medications. Also, oral treatment can affect the liver, so you may need to have liver function tests while taking the medication.

Unfortunately, toenail fungus can be stubborn — the recurrence rate can be as high as 40 percent.

Please copy and paste the link for the answer:

Joe Viljoen
Source: » Follow
Email:*** Email Verified
Tags:Toenail Fungus Treatment
Location:Minneapolis - Minnesota - United States
Account Email Address Verified     Account Phone Number Verified     Disclaimer     Report Abuse
Oakmont LLC PRs
Trending News
Most Viewed
Top Daily News

Like PRLog?
Click to Share