Nail fungus, or onychomycosis, is a condition that occurs when a microscopic fungus enters either a fingernail or toenail, usually through a small cut or break in the nail. Fungal infections occur in toenails more often than in fingernails.
The fungus (a dermatophyte) grows within the nail bed making it difficult to reach and therefore difficult to kill. To make matters worse, the cool and protected area underneath a nail provides the perfect growing condition for dermatophytes.
A nail fungus infection causes the nail to discolor (usually yellow) and become cloudy. If the fungus is not treated quickly, the fungus may cause affected nails to thicken or become brittle and can easily spread to adjacent nails.
Treatment for nail fungus commonly consists of topical ointments or oral medication, the latter of which may have harmful side effects. FungusLess is a simple-to-use and safe topical treatment solution. Using this solution on a daily basis, the average time to completely eradicate nail fungus is about 6 months. Treatment with FungusLess over this period will make sure that each and every fungal agent in the affected area is killed while the new nail grows in healthy and strong.
We distinguish between 4 types of nail fungus infections.