Signs of Fungal Infection
The likelihood is high that you have an infection — if one or more of your nails are:
Toenail Fungus is not Your “Fault”
Nail Fungus, medically termed Onychomycosis (on-ih-koh-my-KOH-sis), is one of the most commonly diagnosed foot conditions, affecting 10-12 percent of the population. The microbes that cause nail fungus are very small and survive in warm moist environments. It is easy to pick up the infection at pools, showers, gyms, nail salons that don’t use proper disinfection techniques and you can catch it from someone you live with.
Diabetics are especially at risk with a 34 percent chance of developing fungal nail infection and an increased instance of other complications. In those age 70 and up, 50 percent are expected to develop onychomycosis.