Fungal infections in nails are caused by an overgrowth of the fungi in your nails. When the growth of fungus happens on the fingernails or toenails, it is known as onychomycosis or tineaunguium. Here are the probable causes of why you might get a fungal nail infection:
It is also worth note that fungal infections happen much more frequently in your toenail as compared to your fingernail. This is because of two main reasons. The first reason is that fungi can grow very easily on your toenails because of the position. Your shoes are dark, warm and moist and therefore, perfect for the growth of fungi. The second reason for more fungal infections on your toe nails as compared to your fingernails is because toes have less blood flow than fingers, thus making it harder for the immune system to fight off the infection.
Fungal infections in your nails are one of the easier infections to diagnose. This is because there are several symptoms which indicate you have this condition. Here are those symptoms.
Ringworm is one of the common skin infections; the funny part is that, it isn’t a worm at all. Ringworm is called so because of the patchy ring like mark it leaves on the skin.
Ringworm is caused by fungus (Tinea) that lives off keratin and dead skin. A lot of people associate Ringworm with insect bite, because they assume it is a worm, but that is not the case.
Here is a quick overview of causes of Ringworm, its symptom, as well as its treatment options.
How do one get Ringworm in the first place?
Symptoms of Ringworm
Types of Ringworm
Treatment of Fungal Infection or Ringworm
Treatment for Ringworm usually involves ointments. These ointments are usually applied on inflamed skin. Some ointments are specifically applied on the foot area that is inflamed because of Tinea pedis fungus. There are also anti-fungal tablets that can be taken. These oral medicines are given when the disease is in its advance stages and when the ointment didn’t work in the first place.
Ringworm is a highly contagious disease, that it is why it is important to be vigilant about the surroundings. And if someone is already suffering from it, steps should be taken to get rid of it as soon as possible.