Fungal nail infection of the toenails or fingernails is caused by a fungal microbe that invades the nail bed. This condition causes fingernails or toenails to thicken, discolour, disfigure, and split. Although a fungal nail infection is a cosmetic concern, if left untreated toenails can become so thick that they press against the inside of the shoes, causing pressure, irritation, and pain.
This is an increasingly common nail disorder in adults the risk of having this nail disease increases with age and through underlying nail disease. It’s common to seek over the counter ways of treating fungal nails, or oral medication prescribed by your doctor but clinic treatments are an alternative option.