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What are Fungal Nails?

There are many causes for thick, unsightly or discoloured nails. The most  common cause being Onychomycosis, a fungal infection similar to Tinea that lives on and under the nail bed and nail and affects between 7-10% of the population. This commonly presents as a thickened brittle nail that may be difficult to trim. The nail may turn yellow, brown or white depending on the colony of fungus affecting the nail. As the condition progresses untreated, the nail may become thickened or deformed and the infection may spread to other nails or the skin.

Toenails are affected far more than fingernails as shoes, socks and stockings provide a dark warm moist environment for the infection to proliferate. Until recently, fungal nail infections have been treated with varying results by either a topical nail paint applied to the nail daily for up to 6 months or oral antifungals over a period of 2-3 months which have been associated with unwanted side effects such as loss of taste, loss of smell, liver toxicity, depression and skin reactions.

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