Toe nail fungus

Toe nail fungus

Toe nail fungusToenail fungus (Onychomycosis) is a relatively common but nasty condition that disfigures and sometimes even destroys the nail. This website explains (toe)nail fungus causes, symptoms and remedies in plain and understandable english.

Toenail fungus can be caused by several different types of fungi. These fungi thrive in a dark, warm and moist environments (like shoes, showers, lockerrooms, gyms). For more information you can go to the cause of nailfungus page.

The most common (toe)nail fungus infections start at the far end of the toenail, and grow inward. As the fungus starts to develop, your nail starts to turn yellowish. The nail may become fragile and crumbly. Read more about it on the toenail fungus symptoms page.

About 1/4 of all people worldwide suffer from toenail fungus. In the United States it affects about 1 out of every 20 persons. It is rare in children. The risk of being affected by nail fungus is getting higher by age, older people are more likely to get toenail fungus. Go to the toenail fungus facts page for more facts.

A toenail infected foot isn't a pleasent sight. Go to the toe nail fungus picture page to see what an infected nail looks like.

Nail fungus infections can affect the fingernails as well as the toenails, but toenail fungus occurs the most because it can easily be transmitted through wet floors. You can find tips and information about preventing a fungus infection on the toenail prevention page.

If you suspect that you have toenail fungus, you should seek professional treatment. You are advised to see your (foot) doctor for diagnosis and treatment. More information on the nail fungus treatment and cures process can be found on the toenail fungus treatment and cures page.