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Fungal Infection on Your Finger and Toe Nails

Jul 24, 2008
Nail fungus infection, can damage our finger or toe nails. Most often, these kinds of infections start on the toenails. Why the toenails, you might ask. As we all know, the fungus responsible for this infection thrives in humid surroundings. Your toenails are usually inside closed shoes, unless you are the type who prefers open type shoes or sandals. Inside your "humid" shoes, your toenails are most vulnerable to fungal infection. One other thing, since blood circulation may be diminished compared to the fingers, the body's immune system may not be able to detect and fight off the fungal infection.

Anyway, young adults may not be as vulnerable as much as older adults to nail fungal infection. Several reasons may be cited, there is the diminished blood circulation, or greater number of years of exposure to the infection-causing fungi.

As we grow old, our nails tend to grow not as fast as when we were young. Our nails also become thicker with age. This makes our dear old nails prone to this kind of fungi. One thing about nail fungal infection is that it affects the male more often than the women. This fungus infection also occurs in people who have a history of the infection in their family.

Moreover, our body's ability to fight this kind of fungal infection is somehow related to genetics. Speaking of who gets infected more, there are situations wherein anybody, whether male or female, may be infected. You may be the type of person who perspires heavily or you usually go to places that are humid (humid places are very good for the nail fungus). Your designer socks and shoes may be living up to their name, just for design. Please do not forget that your shoes and socks, whether designer ones or not, should have good ventilation.

They should let your toenails breathe. Your socks should absorb moisture and keep your feet dry and comfortable. So you say, "I don't wear shoes to prevent nail fungal infection". Not wearing shoes will not lessen your chances of catching this fungal infection. One thing is for sure, you are going to get dirty feet. Most probably, you will also have cuts on your skin and nails thereby increasing your chances of getting infected.

If you are aware of the symptoms of a nail fungal infection, it would be very good for you to consult a doctor at the soonest possible time. Left untreated, this kind of infection can be so persistent. So next time you clean your feet, don't take for granted any abnormal color or spot under your nails.

Some people are accustomed to pain but many are not. When it comes to nail fungal infections, these sometimes can be painful. Your nails may also suffer lasting damage due to the infection. Other infection may arise and spread to your body. Your weak immune system may be the result of taking in medications. Another would be if you have diabetes.

Diabetic people would not want any injury to happen to their feet, in particular, since this often takes a long time to heal. This will also allow the introduction of nail fungus causing an infection resulting in a serious complication.

Taking care of your feet can prevent this type of nail fungal infection. At the first sign or symptom of an infection to you nail, it is still best to see a doctor and have it diagnosed properly.
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For more information, kindly visit Toenail Fungus. Must read: The Science of Nail Fungus Infection and How to Treat Fingernail Fungus Infection. http://www.toe-nails-fungus.com
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