Nail fungal infections are very common. They affect many people at some point in their lives.
The condition usually starts when the skin under the nails becomes dry and cracked.
This causes an imbalance between the bacteria that live on the skin and the fungi that grow on the skin.
Fungal infections can cause pain, discoloration, and even damage to the nail.
To treat this problem, you will need to use a topical treatment for several weeks.
Causes of Nail Fungi
There are different kinds of nail fungal infections. These include tinea pedis (athlete’s foot), onychomycosis (fungal infection of the fingernails or toenails), and candidiasis (a yeast infection).
- Athlete’s foot is caused by a type of fungus called dermatophytes.
- Onychomycosis is caused by a group of fungi known as dematiaceous molds.
- Candidiasis is caused by a type called yeasts.
Treating Nail Fungus with Natural Products
If you suffer from any kind of nail fungal infection, you should try natural products first. They are usually safe and effective.
Prevent Nail Fungus to Return
Once your nails are fungus free, you should consider applying a nail fungal inhibitor, a type of product applied directly to the nailbed to prevent nail fungus to return after treatment.