18 01 / 2019

How Fungus Gets Into the Nail

By |2019-01-18T11:18:50-07:00January 18th, 2019|

American Academy of Dermatology (https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/contagious-skin-diseases/nail-fungus#causes) explains the cause of a nail fungal infection. First of all, the infection is caused by a microscopic organism called fungi. One way of getting a nail fungus is skin-to-skin contact with people who already have nail fungus or other fungal infection on their skin such as Athlete’s foot. Another [...]

14 01 / 2019

Who Is More Likely to Get Nail Fungus?

By |2019-01-14T13:36:56-07:00January 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 |2019-01-09T13:16:03-07:00January 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 |2019-01-08T11:41:53-07:00January 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 [...]