Nail Fungus Infection

Nail fungus infection is a common condition, typically starting in the form of a white or yellow discoloration under the tip. Known medically as “onychomycosis,” nail fungus infection is caused by fungi growth. For most people, this isn’t a big concern but for those suffering from diabetes or have a weak immune system, a nail fungus infection can lead to more serious problems.

Nail Fungus Infection

A nail fungus infection begins with the aforementioned white or yellow spot under the tip but gradually thickens. If it progresses, the nail will become frail. That frailty can lead to splitting or more seriously, separating from the skin.

It’s generally contracted by sharing personal grooming utensils such as nail clippers or towels. Other ways a nail fungus infection starts is by contact with fungi in public showers and locker rooms, where people often walk barefoot.

At any point of a toenail fungus infection, it can be difficult to walk, wear shoes, or stand for an extended period of time. Over time, the infection will cause damage to the nail and/or the nail bed.

The good news is, most nail fungus infections are treatable and even preventable. But, it cannot be left untreated or it will worsen, possibly causing more problems. For treatment from Houston Foot Doctors please see