Fungal nail infection is very common. It causes thickened and unsightly nails which is very painful. Toenails are most infected as compare to other finger nails. Fungal nails are most common in old aged peoples and it is also very common in peoples who uses communal swimming pools, shoes, and athletes.
More than 5% of adults throughout the world suffers this infection.
Causes Of Fungal Nail :
The most common causes of fungal infections are damage nails, scratch of nails, humid climate, diabetics and smoking, working in humid environment, wearing tight or small shoes,
Some people may also have this disease genetically ( from forefathers).
Treatment Of Fungal Nail :
The treatment of fungal nails takes too long. Oral anti fungal therapy is its first treatment its usually takes 10 to 12 months to see that is it working or not because nails take long time to grow. But it is not sure that your nail will back in shape. creams are usually not effective for fungal nail treatment. Nail lacquer is the best alternative of most type of fungi that affect nails it is very effective you should use it for five to six months for the best results. Fungus nail infection is usually painless at first stage but with time to time the pain starts increasing. Gris is also the best oral way of treatment it can prevent nails from further fungus. Terbinafine is the tablet used for fungal nails. This drug is safe the patient should take this drug for 4 weeks daily to get good results. If other treatments have failed the other option is only removal of the nail through a small operation. The is only happened on the last stage where the possibility of treatment ends.
How To Prevent :
If you want to safe your self from nail fungal it is very important to keep your nails clean all the time keep them short and file down,using anti-fungal medicines,avoid injuries to the nails, keep your feet dry and always use your own shoes and scissor. By acting on above points we can save ourselves from nail fungus.