After a long winter of heavy closed foot ware and warm socks, spring is swiftly coming and with it comes open toed sandals, flip-flops, and generally doing away with shoes as much as possible.
While this all sounds very exciting and very much anticipated, if you are experiencing Onychomycosis summer will probably still mean closed shoes.
“Onychomycosis” is the medical term that describes a fungal nail infection. It is, by far, the most frequent disease that attacks the Nail Fungus treatment in Singapore and is responsible for just about half of all the fungal nail infections.
The infection can be easily identified simply by looking at your nails. If any of these indicators are present, it is a good bet that the nail is infected:
- the nail appears to be thickened
- the nail is cloudy, or has a yellow color
- the nail crumbles easily or is separated from the nail bed
While there is, usually, no pain, because of its location this infection is really very difficult to treat. The main site where the infection is growing is embedded within the nail and it is very hard to get to. This means that successful treatment is going to take quite a bit of time, sometimes up to a year, for all traces of the infection to disappear.
Fungal nail infections are most often caused by providing a dark, wet environment for the fungus to grow in. So, failure to wear shower shoes in a gym shower and not completely drying the nails and feet can contribute to the likelihood of infection taking hold.
Other risk factors include your general health, family history, and getting older.
As noted above, treatment is complicated by the location of the infection. The most effective treatments are those that are absorbed by the nail in order to stay at the infection site for a longer period of time.