With spring weather fast approaching, make sure your toenails are healthy and ready for the world! Fungal nail infection is in fact very common, affecting at least 5 out of 10 individuals. Here are 5 things we think you should know to make sure your toenails stay sparkly, naturally!
1.Yellow discolouration in the nails is usually a sign.
With most fungal infections, the discolouration starts off at the corner or the tip of a toenail. A honeycomb-like substance can be seen under the affected nail in more severe infections.
2. Fungal nail infection normally occurs in damaged nails.
Long-term use of nail polish, repetitive trauma from shoes, dropping things on the nails, or knocking your toes at a hard object can all cause trauma to the nails, breaking the healthy barrier which protects it against infection.
3. The infection is in the nail bed.
The nail bed is under the nail. That is why when it comes to treating fungal nails, it is crucial to remove the affected part of the nail to expose the nail bed underneath. Doing so allows your topical antifungal treatment to target the area right where the infection is.
4. Patience and perseverance are a big part of treating fungal nails.
We wish we could tell you there was a short-cut for it. Unfortunately, fungal nail infections are very persistent, and require you to follow a daily regimen with diligence.
5. Treat early.
As mentioned before, due to the stubborn nature of a fungal infection, starting treatment early can significantly help reduce the time it takes to get rid of it.
If you have a slight suspicion of catching a fungal nail infection, please do not feel embarrassed to reach out to us and see how we can help. Your foot health is our priority, so let’s work this thing out together!