Home Treatment and Prevention

What Is Nail Fungus?

Nail fungus can affect anyone, male or women, at any age. The truth is that it’s not life threatening or harmful, however, it is a cause of anxiety and embarrassment for some people. Your health, age, environment, and hygiene are all factors that play into the probability you may have nail fungus at some point in life – it’s more common later in life but can affect anyone at any age. Certain types of footwear or lack there of can contribute to the condition, for example, frequenting areas such as locker rooms, spas, or other high traffic areas barefoot. These examples of risk factors for nail fungus (Link 1) all contribute to the possibility of contracting it at some point.

Do I Have Nail Fungus?

Are your nails increasingly brittle and discolored? Are they yellow in tint and thickening? Are they flaking off or is the area around the nail bed sensitive? These are some common tell tale signs but even if you do observe these symptoms you may not be dealing with nail fungus. The only real way to diagnose it is to consult with a medical doctor for their professional opinion. It’s possible what you self diagnosed as nail fungus is actually another condition.

Next Steps?

We provide a number of resources on this website to help guide you through the process. Check out our treatment guide for more detailed information.

Nail Fungus: Removal Method

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Reviewed and writing contributions by

Dr. Marcus Mayus internal Medicine, Connecticut