Nail fungus occurs when fungus enters the nail through a small trauma in the nail. This means it could enter through a small cut or a break in your nail. It is commonly confused that fungus occurs if you have poor hygiene. This is not true.
A fungus of the nail can be spread from person to person and because of this it is very hard to diagnose where it came from. However, a warm, wet place (like a public pool area or locker room) is a good place for a fungus to grow.
It can be easy to spot if you have a fungus of the nail. The fungus can make the nails discolored and thick. It is uncommon but some times you may feel pain in your toes if you have a fungus.
You are at higher risk of getting a fungal nail infection if you do any of the following:
To prevent fungus of the toenails, you can do any of the following (These tips are very important practices for our summer Arizona weather):
If fungus already has appeared on your feet or toes, a Podiatrist can place you on a treatment plan to rid you of the fungus. This ailment is not uncommon and can be alleviated with proper Podiatrict direction and care.