A 𝐅𝐮𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐥 𝐍𝐚𝐢𝐥 𝐈𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 can also be called onychomycosis. When fungus infects the areas between your toes and the skin of your feet, it’s called athlete’s foot (tinea pedis).
𝐑𝐢𝐬𝐤 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬 for fungal infections:
– Wearing shoes that make your feet constantly sweat
– Having athlete’s foot in the past
– Walking barefoot in damp public areas, such as swimming pools, gyms and shower rooms
– Having a minor skin or nail injury
– Having a skin condition that affects the nails, such as psoriasis
– Having diabetes, blood flow problems or a weakened immune system
A severe case of fungal nail infection can be painful and may cause permanent damage to your nails/nail bed. Consult your chiropodist/podiatrist or GP/doctor for treatment options when you notice the beginning of an infection.