Does any one like having toe nails, which look thick, spoiled or discolored? Never! But when your nails lack proper care and attention, it can usually result in many nail problems; one among those is the most common nail fungus.
This infection of nail fungus usually takes place whenever your nails are continuously exposed to any kind of warm or moist environments, such as sweaty shoes or wet shower floors.
This infection of nails is mainly due to certain micro organisms, which can mainly infect your toe and finger nails.
Your toe nails are at increased risk of developing nail fungus!
Nail polish or any kind of acrylic nails can easily trap the fungus. In most cases, nail fungus mainly appears in the toenails, because if you regularly use socks and shoes for your feet, they will obviously keep the nails of your toes in warm and dark conditions, the main sources for the growth of fungi.
Your toe nails are 6 to 7 times more prone to get affected with several nail infections when compared with your finger nails. Due to this nail fungus, the skin present around the base of your nail will become irritated and turns to red color. Initially the infection will be present only at the edges or base of your nail, but as it starts spreading, your nail and also accordingly the nail bed starts to develop the infection.
Be aware! Nail fungus can be contagious.
Nail fungus can be contagious sometimes and the organisms which are responsible for the infection usually spread from one person to another. This is because of the reason that the triggers or responsible organisms of the infection usually lives in moist air conditions and also on bare foot of a person. There is even possibility for the fungus to spread in certain places like bathrooms, shower stalls or locker rooms.
They can even spread through a nail file or any emery board. So, try to avoid sharing of your personal things with other persons. This nail fungus can even spread from one nail to another, if they continuously get in contact with one another.
Follow these effective remedies in order to get rid of nail fungus!
One of the most popular home remedies to cure your finger nail fungus is, immersing your infected finger into a solution, which contains bleaching powder or hydrogen peroxide. This can be very helpful for you to kill the fungi responsible for the infection. Even diluted vinegar solution also works well in order to reduce or to completely remove the infection causing fungus from your nails.
Saprox is an anti fungal mud, which has an effective capability to remove the fungi growth from your nails.
If the problem persists with these simple methods of treating nail fungus, then try to consult any experienced doctor or dermatologist to get satisfactory and effective treatment for your problem.