Fungal Toenails

Fungal toenails: Occur when fungus or yeast infects the nail plate. Typically a yeast infection (most frequently Aspergillus) will present as a white powdery film on the nail plate and infects the surface of the nail plate. This type of infection is typically seen in women who use harsh nail polish which contain chemicals such as formaldehyde that can weaken the nail. A fungal infection on other hand (most frequently Trichophyton Rubrum) will begin at the end of the nail plate and progress inwards. The nail generally will become thickened and yellowish in color and will typically crumble away when filed. Treatment can include topical agents such as Formula 3, LASER, and removal of the nail.

Fungal-toenails

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