Fungal Nail Infection
Fungal Nail Infection is a common problem affecting around 3% of the the UK adult population. It is more common in men than women and its incidence increases with age. Fungal Nail Infection is many times more common in toenails than fingernails and can involve all or part of the nail including the nail plate, nail bed and root of the nail.
Several types of fungi cause the infection eg. atheletes foor (a fungal skin infection) can easily spread to the nail. Candida (a yeast) can cause infection of the skin around the fingernails.
Fungal Nail Infection looks unpleasant but does not always cause pain or other symptoms. the infection can be treated but treatment can take several months.
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