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Nail Fungus

What is Nail Fungus (Onychomycosis)?

The sinuses between the nail and toe are excellent places for mycetes to grow. When a microscopic fungus grows in that space, it causes Onychomycosis, or nail fungus. It can spread from contact and may cause discoloration and crumble and thicken the toe, making the toes visually unpleasant and causing discomfort.

 

Treatment for Nail Fungus

Hygiene is very important when treating fungal problems – keeping feet clean and dry is a good preventative measure. Likewise, the nails should be kept clean and dry, as well as short.

Do not walk barefoot in places that are a breeding ground for fungus, such as communal baths and pools.

People who tend to sweat excessively should take extra care and change socks often and use cotton socks instead of synthetic socks.

Anti-fungal powders and sprays should be used often. 

Before attempting any treatment, check with your podiatrist first to assess and provide advice.