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Onychomycosis: Explained By A Podiatrist
Commonly referred to as toenail fungus, Onychomycosis is an infection caused by a fungus beneath the nail surface. It initially begins as a yellow or white coloration spot under the infected nail until it turns darker and begins to produce bad odor owing to accumulation of debris underneath the nail plate.
This infection is often ignored since it is painless, and so remains for years. As the condition progresses there is observable change in the color and quality of the affected toenail that is visually unattractive and often embarrassing. If left untreated for a prolonged time, the infection may well spread to other adjacent toenails, surrounding skin or even the fingernails causing much impedance in routine working or walking. The infection may also be followed by a secondary bacterial or yeast infection in or around the same region.
The infection causes the infected nail to become thickened and hard to trim, causing it to be pinched under pressure while shoes are worn. It is quite uncommon in minors, but its probability increases with age. This infection is usually quite resistant to drugs and, thus, more difficult to treat completely.
Onychomycosis: The Causative Factors
- Walking In Damp Areas such as showers, locker rooms and water pools barefoot
- Injury Causing Crack In The Nail Bed permitting entry and invasion by the microbes
- Athlete’s Foot Or Excessive Perspiration usually favoring the occurrence of infection
- Diabetes, Immunodeficiency Or Circulatory Problems acting as agents of fungus-infested nail(s)
Onychomycosis: The Symptoms For Your Foot And Ankle Care Doctor To Notice
- Altered Nail Appearance without any physical symptoms
- Impaired Routine Activities such as standing, walking or exercising
- Pain, Irritability & Discomfort in the affected region
- Social Withdrawal owing to the ugly nail appearance
Onychomycosis: Additional Risk Factors Associated
- Excessive Perspiration
- Contacting Fungus From Another Family Member
- Lack Of Foot Ventilation Owing To Shoes & Socks
- Working In Damp, Dark Environment
- Increasing Age
- Being A Male Gender
- Previous Case Of Athlete’s Foot
- Suffering From Down’s Syndrome
Onychomycosis: Treatment & Management By Your Foot And Ankle Care Specialist
The Home Remedy: The domestic mode of treatment is viable only in suppressing mild fungal infections and acts as a temporary means of relief. Even the best of care is unable to keep the recurrence of such infections at bay. The treatment modes include:
- Topical Therapy
- Oral Therapy
The Advance Approach: The more pertinacious fungal infections, as they usually transform into, are got rid of through other ways and means, listed below.
- Photodynamic Therapy
- Chemical Removal Of Exceedingly Thick Nail
- Mechanical Or Surgical Nail Detachment
- Laser Therapy Combined With Topical Antifungal Creams
- Nail Plate Removal As A Complement To Oral Therapy
Onychomycosis: Prevention Against Recurrence
- Maintaining Foot Hygiene Throughout The Day
- Switching To Fresh Socks & Shoes At Least Twice Daily
- Wearing Shower Shoes In Public Bathing Places
- Using Footwear Made Out Of Porous Material
- Clipping Toenails Straight Across In Line With The Toe Tip
- Using Nylon Socks Instead Of Woolen Or Cotton
- Sterilizing All Pedicure Instruments At Home (If Any)
- Sterilizing All Nail Trimming, Brushing & Filing Instruments