Onychomycosis (Fungal Nail infection)

Onychomycosis is a fungal infection that causes fingernails or toenails to thicken, discolor, disfigure, and split. If the problem is caused by a bacterium, the condition is called paronychia.
The nails of people with onychomycosis are initially a cosmetic concern. Without treatment, however, the n
The primary fungi that cause onychomycosis are Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes. They are dermatophytes (fungi that infect hair, skin, and nails) and feed on keratinized (nail) tissue. The infections they cause are normally confined to the nails, but occasionally spread to the surrounding skin.
Another type of onychomycosis is caused by yeast (Candida albicans or Candida parapsilosis). These infections are less common and produce similar symptoms.
Paronychia infections are caused by bacteria such as Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, and Pseudomonas. In most cases, paronychia infections can be differentiated from onychomycosis by the inflammation they cause to the skin adjacent to the nail.ails can become so thick that they press against the inside of the shoes, causing pressure, irritation, and pain.
Onychomycosis is difficult to treat because nails grow slowly and receive very little blood supply. However, there have been recent advances in treatment options, including oral and topical medications. Oral antifungal medications usually are administered over a 3 month period.

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