FOOT NAILS FUNGUS

FOOT NAILS FUNGUS OVERVIEW

Nail fungus is a common condition that begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail. As the fungal infection goes deeper, nail fungus may cause your nail to discolor, thicken and crumble at the edge. It can affect several nails.

If your condition is mild and not bothering you, you may not need treatment. If your nail fungus is painful and has caused thickened nails, self-care steps and medications may help. But even if treatment is successful, nail fungus often comes back.

Nail fungus is also called onychomycosis (on-ih-koh-my-KOH-sis). When fungus infects the areas between your toes and the skin of your feet, it’s called athlete’s foot (tinea pedis).

FOOT NAILS FUNGUS SYMPTOMS

You may have nail fungus if one or more of your nails are:

  • Thickened
  • Whitish to yellow-brown discoloration
  • Brittle, crumbly or ragged
  • Distorted in shape
  • A dark color, caused by debris building up under your nail
  • Smelling slightly foul

FOOT NAILS FUNGUS RISK FACTORS

Factors that can increase your risk of developing nail fungus include:

  • Being older, owing to reduced blood flow, more years of exposure to fungi and slower growing nails
  • Sweating heavily
  • Having a history of athlete’s foot
  • Walking barefoot in damp communal areas, such as swimming pools, gyms and shower rooms
  • Having a minor skin or nail injury or a skin condition, such as psoriasis
  • Having diabetes, circulation problems or a weakened immune system

FOOT NAILS FUNGUS COMPLICATIONS

A severe case of nail fungus can be painful and may cause permanent damage to your nails. And it may lead to other serious infections that spread beyond your feet if you have a suppressed immune system due to medication, diabetes or other conditions.

If you have diabetes, you may have reduced blood circulation and nerve supply in your feet. You’re also at greater risk of a bacterial skin infection (cellulitis). So any relatively minor injury to your feet — including a nail fungal infection — can lead to a more serious complication. See your doctor if you have diabetes and think you’re developing nail fungus.

About Foot Comfort Services

Best Foot Clinic - Hospital in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Wah Cantt. All aspects of footcare can be treated. Alongside care involving treatment of nails or removal of corns and callous, we can also provide surgical removal of ingrowing toenails and specialist assessment and treatment of lower limb pain and other problems.

At Foot Comfort Services Clinic our staff are dedicated to identifying and solving a large range of problems. Our innovative approach ensures you and your feet will be well taken care of

Contact Details

Office # 7, 1st Floor, Al Babar Center, F-8 Markaz, Islamabad.

+92 300 5197848, +92 301 8555922

051 2255490

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