14 01 / 2019

Who Is More Likely to Get Nail Fungus?

By |2019-01-14T13:36:56+00:00January 14th, 2019|

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, some people are more likely to get nail fungus than others (https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/contagious-skin-diseases/nail-fungus#causes). There are several factors that increase the chances of developing a fungal nail infection. Age Nail fungus is more common in old age and less common in children. Climate Living in a hot and humid area [...]

9 01 / 2019

Why Toenails Thicken but Not Fingernails

By |2019-01-09T13:16:03+00:00January 9th, 2019|

Although it is common that both fingernails and toenails start thickening and changing their color and texture as we age, we see this change more often in toenails. In order to explain the reason why toenails are more likely to thicken than fingernails, we first talk about why nails thicken with ages. The most common [...]

8 01 / 2019

Toenail Fungus Treatment

By |2019-01-08T11:41:53+00:00January 8th, 2019|

Toenail fungus, usually caused by a fungus that is fed by keratin, begins outward progressing towards the toenail plate. Although the elderly population is more at risk for catching Onychomycosis, people and children of any age can get it. The most common form of treatment is oral medications. The problem that poses with such a [...]

31 12 / 2018

Toenail fungus spreads within families

By |2018-12-31T14:29:43+00:00December 31st, 2018|

According to WebMD (https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/news/20060929/foot-fungus-spreads-among-families#1), studies confirm that toenail fungus does spread among families. By using molecular biology techniques, researchers in one of the studies observed the expansion of the microorganisms called dermatophytes, which commonly cause toenail fungus, among families. Also, another study found that among 57 families in which at least one person had toe/foot [...]